OpenGL message “hardware does not meet minimum specifications”

Updated 09/29/2021 10:10 AM

OpenGL message "hardware does not meet minimum specifications"

I have seen this Event Log Message:

Your hardware configuration does not meet minimum specifications needed to run the application. The application must close.

What does it mean?

The most common cause for this issue is that the application was unable to continue due to hardware limitations. The workload the application sent to the Graphics Card could not be broken into small enough pieces to be processed.

How can this be fixed?

Verify you are running the most recent driver for your application. Drivers certified by Professional Software vendors can be found here If you application is not listed, install the most recent driver for your graphics board from You should also check with your application provider for any updates or patches to your application.

You can also try manipulating a smaller image as you may be running out of video memory with extremely large images. If none of these work, you likely need a more powerful Graphics Card to handle this application.

If you are certain that your graphics card meets the application hardware requirements and none of the above suggestions solve the problem, please file a support request here by clicking on "Ask a Question" near the top of this page. Please make sure to correctly enter the operating system, the NVIDIA driver version, the application name and version, graphics board maker and model, along with the steps which were taken to make this issue appear.

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