Mass Effect Andromeda PC Errors and Fixes- Startup Errors, Stuttering, And More

Some tech tips for Mass Effect Andromeda.

Posted By | On 25th, Mar. 2017 Under Video Game Tips | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


Mass Effect Andromeda is out now, at last- but it’s come out as one of the buggiest AAA game releases in a very long time, and certainly Bioware’s buggiest game release ever. There’s a lot of problems trying to get this game to run- and that’s before we even consider the PC version.

Once that’s thrown into the mix, you realize that you are running into all sorts of problems. Mass Effect Andromeda on PC has a whole lot of errors and glitches that you can run into. Fortunately, we’re here to help you sort them out. But first, the specs:

Minimum

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD FX 6350
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660
  • RAM: 8GB
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • HDD: 55GB free space
  • DirectX: Version 11

 Recommended:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD FX 8350
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or GeForce GTX 970
  • RAM: 16GB
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • HDD: 55GB free space
  • DirectX: Version 11

Please be advised that the following methods are to be used at the sole discretion of the system owner. GamingBolt or its staff members take no responsibility for problems that may arise or issues that may occur from trying the below. Always remember that official support is always the best support. 

GENERAL FIXES

Generally speaking, some basic troubleshooting tips should always help you resolve whatever issue you are facing with the PC version of any game. The same holds true of Andromeda as well. If you are running into problems, maybe first attempt the following steps, and if they don’t work out, look into some of the more specific fixes we have below.

  • Make sure the drivers on your PC are updated
  • If you have two GPUs, make sure you are using the discrete GPU instead of the integrated one
  • Set Andromeda‘s priority to High in the Task Manager
  • Turn off any background programs, including firewalls, chat clients, video recorders, and overlays
  • Try lowering visual settings on the game to see if that improves game performance

STARTUP ERROR

  • Right click on the game in Origin, select Properties, select Local Files, and Verify Integrity of Game Files

STUTTERING

  • Make sure your drivers are updated
  • Disable V-Sync

BLACK SCREEN ERROR

  • Press Alt-Enter to run the game in Windowed mode. Change settings to run the game in borderless windowed mode

GAME FREEZES IN CUTSCENE

  • If you have overclocked your CPU, disable the overclocking

Note: Given that the wide range of PC hardware out there, the fixes mentioned here may or may not work for you. But it’s worth giving them a shot since these have worked for players who own the PC version of Mass Effect Andromeda.


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