Out of curiosity, I also uninstalled PhysX and reinstalled the version that's bundled with the Mass Effect 2 files. No effect either.
Ok then. I'm still curious as to whether ME2 is even using your proper card.
Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Mass Effect 2\Binaries (or wherever your game is installed) and run the MassEffect2Config.exe
Check the display tab for the GPU information.
Hmm... yep, it's currently not targetting the NVIDIA GTX 560M in my laptop, just the built-in Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 used mainly for the Windows graphics. That would definitely cause problems.
Any way I could change it? Currently attempting to myself.
February 2014 - last edited February 2014
Okay! That was definitely the problem! mileyvery-happy:
After going into my NVIDIA control panel, going under Manage 3D Settings > Global Settings, and switching Preferred graphics processor from 'Auto Select' to 'High-Performance NVIDIA processor', the game's frame rate has returned to normal. So the NVIDIA GPU is now preferred over the Intel chip.
Now here's hoping swapping the Global Settings will not affect my laptop negatively. mileyhappy:
Thank you very much for the help!
i am also having this message appearing once when i start me2 after installing but when i enter the game and play it was working fine no lag or anything.
Can i ask why are we receiving this message ? is it possible to prevent this message from appearing ?
@AlphaMikeWhiskyIt sounds like you might be lacking permissions.
You could try reinstalling the game, or go to the game's .exe at C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Mass Effect 2\Binaries then choose Properties> Security and see that the gamehas full permissions.