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Massive FPS drop in Mass Effect 3 [Steam-version] with Origin overlay

by Cyb3r1an
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Game runs poorly on Steam

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As the title already suggests, the game runs poorly on Steam. Once I launched it and got into multiplayer in-game, there were simply too much stutters and lags that makes the game not enjoyable. I have tried out few things that I could: Turn off Origin Overlay, Steam Overlay, switch between Fullscreen/Borderless Window, turn off Vsync and Antialiasing, but overall I still got the same result. Looking for ways to fix this issue.

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Hi everyone, 

 

As was mentioned above, it looks like this issue was related to the Origin In-Game Overlay. Disabling the overlay should help with the performance issues. 

 

Thanks everyone for bearing with us on this. 

 

 

/Kent

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@n7legiion The problem is the Origin overlay which seems to be permanently enabled even if you disabled it in the settings.
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The Steam version has Origin overlay permanently enabled

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Turning it off in the Origin client and specifically for the game does nothing. Pressing shift + F1 in-game still opens up the overlay. I wouldn't care about the overlay if it wasn't affecting performance so severely.

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Is there a way to solve it?

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Massive FPS drop in Mass Effect 3 [Steam-version] with Origin overlay

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Hello dear support. Steam-version of Mass Effect 3 has massive performance issues on modern hardware. Huge issue with framerate dropping randomly. Something is wrong with Origin-overlay that cause significant fps issues. It looks like it's an old issue that most people were able to fix by disabling the Origin in Game overlay, but the steam version doesn't let you do that, even when you try to disable it from Origin itself. The issue is that the framerate oscillates wildly between something like 12 and 62, no matter what your graphics settings are on. Smoke, lighting, and movement especially kill the framerate. The answer isn't "upgrade your PC" because my PC is years ahead of this game, and handles 60fps in non steam-version. Moreover, resource monitor shows that this game is barely tickling my GPU or CPU.

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Re: Massive FPS drop in Mass Effect 3 [Steam-version] with Origin overlay

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@Cyb3r1an 

 

As a workaround, (A fix from Bioware is probably needed.) did you tried to disable the Steam overly or other software that uses overly functions?

(Discord, Riva Tuner etcetera.)

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This is a players helping players forum, I don't work for EA.
Dies ist ein Spieler helfen Spielern Forum, ich arbeite nicht für EA.

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@Holger1405 

 

>Discord, Riva Tuner etcetera
Nothing. I have a clean system with Steam and Origin only.

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And if you disable Steam overly nothing changes?

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Dies ist ein Spieler helfen Spielern Forum, ich arbeite nicht für EA.

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@Holger1405 

Nothing change. Same problem.

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Re: Game runs poorly on Steam

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The official EA support stance on this is "It's a Steam issue". So, no. There is no way to solve it at this time.

 

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