How To Fix Mass Effect Legendary Edition Low FPS | NEW 2021

Some players have reported to have encountered low FPS and poor performance issues when playing the newly released Mass Effect Legendary Edition in Steam. In this guide, we’ll show you the solutions that you can try to fix this problem.

How to fix Mass Effect Legendary Edition Low FPS?

Low FPS issue can be caused by a number of things so there’s a set of troubleshooting steps that you need to do to fix it. Check out the things that you can do to improve or increase the frame rate of Mass Effect Legendary Edition. 

Solution #1: Install GPU drivers.

To avoid encountering issues when playing games on your PC, one of the basic things that you need to do is to ensure that your graphics card drivers are updated. Having outdated drivers is one of the main reasons for games to crash or suffer from poor performance or low frame rate.

You can use any of the links below to update your GPU drivers:

Solution #2: Close background apps.

If your PC is not designed primarily for gaming or for heavy computing, it may struggle to run Mass Effect Legendary Edition when you also open other apps. Make sure to close other applications you don’t need to free up resources for the game. To do that, open the Task Manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL), select the app you want to close, then click on the End Task button at the bottom.

Solution #3: Troubleshoot your hard drive.

When it comes to gaming, SSDs are highly recommended but in case you’re not using one, the first thing that you can do is to ensure that you defragment your hard disk drive. If you continue to experience low FPS in your Mass Effect Legendary Edition game, it may be caused by a fault in your hard drive, or your hard drive may need to be defragmented. To to do that, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Windows key or Start button.
  2. Search for “defragment”.
  3. Select Defragment and Optimize Drives.
  4. Select the drive that you want to defrag and select Optimize.

Keep in mind that Windows 10 is designed to automatically defrag your drives. However, you can also manually do it now if you think that it’s been a while since the drive was last optimized.

Solution #4: Tweak your Power Management Options.

If you’re playing on a laptop and you chose to conserve power over performance, it may be the reason why the system is slow and the Mass Effect Legendary Edition game suffers from low FPS. 

To ensure that your PC performs well during games, you want to choose a High performance plan. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Press the Windows key or Start button.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select System.
  4. Select Power & sleep.
  5. Select Additional power settings.
  6. In the Power Options panel, select High Performance.

Solution #5: Use lower graphics settings.

Another fix to low FPS issue in games is by lowering down the graphics settings. This can work if your PC has barely met the minimum system requirements of the game but not the recommended specifications. 

What you need to do in this case is to go into the game’s video settings and change them to the lowest possible settings. Try playing around the settings for some time to know which settings combination works best for your computer in eliminating low frame rate during gameplay.

Fix #6: Don’t use display resolution scaling.

You can try the steps below to disable display and GPU level scaling or gameplay resolution scaling. The steps are only applicable if you have an NVIDIA GPU.

  1. Open NVIDIA Control Panel.
  2. On the left pane, select Adjust desktop size and position.
  3. On the right pane, under Apply the following settings, select No scaling.
  4. Click on Apply.

On the GPU level, you can also disable scaling, just like what you did with your display scaling. Here’s how:

  1. Open NVIDIA Control Panel.
  2. On the left pane, select Adjust desktop size and position.
  3. On the right pane, under Apply the following settings, select No scaling.
  4. Under Perform scaling on, select GPU.
  5. Click on Apply.

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