Does anyone else have problems with game performance on Windows 7? When Dragon Age came out I bought it immediately and it ran fine for a while, but then everything slows down and it seems like a memory leak. On the message boards it seems like a lot of people have this problem, so I assumed this was a DA issue and have been waiting for a patch that addresses this matter ever since, not thinking further. However, with Mass Effect 2 coming up I thought to replay the original game to be able to continue with a character from 1 in ME2. Same thing happens with ME as with DA though, even though I finished the game without problems on XP when I played it the first time around and even with quality settings minimal: 5 minutes of quality game play, and then the display stutters. Sound keeps running fine.
So seemingly the games are not the problem, but Windows 7 is. I’ve been searching the internet, but can’t find anything relating to this matter, and the things I read that vaguely resembled my problem don’t offer solutions.
My PC is not top of the line, but should be more than adequate for ME at least. I have:
Intel Q8200 Quad Core 2.33 GHz
2TB of SATA diskspace
All drivers are updated and Windows 7 and the games are fully patched. I even turned off all the fancy Windows 7 features (Aero etc), but this doesn’t seem to help. Windows Experience Index is a 7.1 (well, 5.9 because of hard disk performance, but I don’t think that’s the issue and even then, 5.9 is not bad) so even Windows thinks I should be OK.
Anyone have an idea what it can be?