Mass Effect
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The galaxy is trapped in an endless cycle of extinction. Every 50,000 years, an ancient machine race invades the galaxy. With ruthless efficiency, the machines wipe out all advanced organic civilization. They leave behind only the scattered ruins of technology, destroying all evidence of their own existence.
Few believe this ancient legend. You, however, know it to be true. The fight to stop this extinction event has become the most important mission in the galaxy.
It is your mission. As Commander Shepard of the SS Normandy, you will take your elite recon squad across a galaxy in turmoil, in a desperate race to stop the return of an enemy without mercy. To stop this enemy, you must act without remorse, without hesitation, and outside the limits of the law. Your only imperative is to preserve the safety of civilized life in the galaxy - at any cost. You must become the tip of the spear of humanity, for you alone know the full extent of what is at stake if you should fail.
Mass Effect System Requirements
20 Mar 2012 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Win Xp 32
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon XP 2400+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon X1300 256MB or NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GS
  • System Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 12 GB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Win Xp 32
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.66GHz / AMD Athlon 64 3700+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon X1800 Series 256MB or NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX
  • System Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 12 GB Hard drive space
PC System Analysis For Mass Effect Requirements
To run Mass Effect on high graphics settings your PC will require at least a 0MB GeForce 7900 GTX / Radeon X1800 Series 256MB with a Pentium 4 2.66GHz or Athlon 64 3700+ CPU. 2 GB will also be needed to achieve the Mass Effect rec specs and get 60FPS. To be able to run at all you will need at least 1 GB system memory. We suggest a 15 year old PC to play smoothly.
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Mass Effect PC Release Date:

6 Jun 2008

Alternative Game Tags: sam sheppard, sam shepherd, mass effects, masseffect 1
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Can I run Mass Effect at 30FPS on low at 720p?
Pentium 4 2.8GHz
Intel 82945G
4GB
75% of 4 people think this rig can run

Can I run ? On low with 25-30 fps stabily ???
Or can i Record with Fraps 20 fps ????

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CPU (30% overclock)

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I voted no because… You might be able to barely run it on that GPU, but way lower than 720p.

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why my cpu is always at 100% i don't have problem with any other game just with this one

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It's the same with my laptop. I'm pretty sure it's just something with this game.

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fps and settings? o.o

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What settings for me?

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high setting enjoy :)

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Thanks ;)

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8 GB

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fps and settings please?

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I can't even get a constant 60 fps maxed at 1080p with my rig. I don't think it runs well with new hardware. I bought the trilogy, hopefully the other two are better.

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$259.99
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That is one hell of a rig you got there :o

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I feel you bro… The game is really badly optimized when they made the PC port and I cannot even 45 fps in the citadel.

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This message is quite old. I fixed it by disabling the Origin overlay.

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Here is tip for everyone with weak rigs:
1. Find how to open console
2. Open console
3. Type 'game unlit' without quotes
4. ???????
5. Profit

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8 GB

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Can I max it at 1080p and get 60fps?

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Yes, yes you can.

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can i run this

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yes you can

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really?

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2011
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yes just your gfx card will have some trouble so everything on lowest settings and resolution something like 1024x576 or somewere around there.

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