Need for Speed Payback PC Errors and Fixes: AppCrash, HR1 Error, and More

Some tech tips for Need for Speed Payback.

Posted By | On 18th, Nov. 2017 Under Video Game Tips | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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Need for Speed Payback has a lot of issues- I wouldn’t mind ripping it a new one if it came to that. But one thing you absolutely cannot accuse it of is having a bad PC port. Payback runs great on PC, with minimal issues- there are, obviously, some hitches, but those come with the territory of taking such a large game and optimizing it for such a range of hardware.

In this guide, we help you address the most common problems known while running Payback– but first, the specs needed to run the game.

Minimum Requirements For 720p30 At Low Settings

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later
  • CPU: Intel i3 6300 @ 3.8GHz or AMD FX 8150 @ 3.6GHz with 4 hardware threads
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • DISC DRIVE: DVD ROM drive required for installation only
  • VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or GTX 1050, or equivalent
  • DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent

Recommended Requirements For 1080p60 At High Settings

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
  • CPU: Intel i5 4690K @ 3.5GHz or AMD FX 8350 @ 4.0GHz with 4 hardware threads
  • RAM: 8GB
  • DISC DRIVE: DVD ROM drive required for installation only
  • VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, or equivalent
  • DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent

Please be advised that the following methods are to be used at the sole discretion of the system owner. GamingBolt or its staff members take no responsibility for problems that may arise or issues that may occur from trying the below. Always remember that official support is always the best support. 


Generally speaking, some basic troubleshooting tips should always help you resolve whatever issue you are facing with the PC version of any game. If you are running into problems, maybe first attempt the following steps, and if they don’t work out, look into some of the more specific fixes we have below.

  • Make sure the drivers on your PC are updated
  • If you have two GPUs, make sure you are using the discrete GPU instead of the integrated one
  • Set Need for Speed Payback‘s priority to High in the Task Manager Turn off any background programs, including firewalls, chat clients, video recorders, and overlays
  • Try lowering visual settings on the game to see if that improves game performance
  • Make sure you have Windows updated before you attempt to play Need for Speed Payback.


  • In Origin, right click on the game’s .exe file and ‘Disable Origin In Game’ in Properties.
  • After the previous step, run the game with Administrator privileges


  • As an AMD user, go to the Catalyst Control Center, and disable “AMD Radeon Dual Graphics”

Note: Given that the wide range of PC hardware out there, the fixes mentioned here may or may not work for you. But it’s worth giving them a shot since these have worked for players who own the PC version of the game.

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