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Hello, this has recently become a problem with my Dragon Age Origins game. Seems about 20-30 mins in, frames start dropping, menus get laggy, etc...I know there is a Memory Leak in the game (which Bioware gladly ignored fixing) and this problem has just started recently.

It seems to have become a bit slower after I did a reinstall of it (I got it from Steam). I defragged my HDD last week, it says right now it is 0% fragmented. OTHER GAMES WORK FINE, sorry, just has to post that. I'm debating on reinstalling it AGAIN, except that the install from Steam is 23 gigs, ridiculous. Any idea what I should try? It says I have the 1.04 patch. It's only going as high as 73% CPU and 2.53GB Ram usage in the task manager. Don't have any problems with other games....
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Check all your temperatures.
    
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Hey, sometimes Dragon Age Updater will run if your logged in. Just kill it in the task manager, and log out. Also make sure the updater is prevented from running at startup, and just run it manually when you want to update it or upload your stats and accomplishments. I don't know if this is your problem but it helped for me.
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CPU gets to 50c, card gets to 73c
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Dragon age Has a memory leak problem. Update or *shifty eyes* download the newest patch.
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I have the latest patch, and I find no DAupdater in the task manager.
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Not sure man, maybe you're playing it so hard the game can't keep up with you.
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What?
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Are you using the stock cooler on your GPU? If so, are you raising the speed on the fans?

I was having a similar issue, in another game, with my GTX 465. When I saw the card getting to the 70s my FPS would drop from over 100FPS to less than 7FPS. I raised the speed of the fan to around 85% and that did the trick.

Give it a try and see if that works.
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I have custom profiles in afterburner. No other game has this problem, I know DA has a memory leak, but this occurs within 20 minutes of playing. I am tihnking of reinstalling, except the game is 23 gigs.
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