I Started Unreal Engine 5, It Crashes And Gave Me This


Unhandled Exception: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION reading address 0x0000000000000008


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Hey Ahmed,

Would you be able to submit a bug for the issue that you are experiencing?


Seems gfx card related (atidxx64) but it could be a multitude of things (gfx card drivers/overheating. RAM problems or even a PSU problem)

I’m a noob to unreal development, but UE5 runs fine on my macbook pro 2015 with integrated graphics and only 8GB of RAM so I’m not so sure it would be a spec problem unless the op is using something weaker than what I’m using

I Have 8GB Ram, Core i5. But My Graphics Card Is Old. Its AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series. Thats Probably The Reason

Here is the documentation stating about the hardware requirements to be the same as UE4:


but there are some observations I want to add:

  • consoles PS4 and XBox (not the current generation) have GPU equivalent to AMD Polaris, which includes Rx450, 460, 470, 480, 550, 560, 570, 580, 590, all those models are Dx12 cards already. At a stream from Epic they mentioned that Nanite and Lumen will require at least one generation earlier Polaris and from NVidia it will require at least Maxwell which includes GTX950, 960, 970 and 980, all of them are GPU from 2014/15 already. If you can find an used card from those times you will be fine.

Hi! I have the same issue when opening a project in UE5. I have a ATI Radeon HD6800. But UE4 4.27 Engine works perfectly… Could it be DirectX related?

Hi! I have a same issue so i have a DirectX 12 and it was crashing on starting the editor someone have a any solution?

Has anyone found a solution for this

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I have the same crash.
First I installed AMD-Catalyst-15.7.1 WHQL driver and got the same error.
After that, I removed the driver and installed Crimson Edition 16.2.1 Beta.
I also installed: Visual Studio 2019 v16.11.8, DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010), Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.
And everything worked without errors.
I also tried to run on a processor Graphics Intel HD Graphics 630 graphics card, there are no errors at startup. Therefore, this crash is a problem in the AMD driver.

My PC Specifications:
Intel Core i3-7100
Asus H110M-K
DDR4 - 8Gb
ATI Radeon HD 5750

Сомневаюсь что ошибка в видеокарте, RTX2060SUPER 8gb oc, R5 5500 6ядер, 16gb оперативной памяти, блок питания тоже отличный, 750 ватт, попробую скачать Visual Studio 2019 v16.11.8 и все такое, может и получится