Mass Effect 3 System Requirements (Can You Run It?)



The Mass Effect 3 official release date is Tuesday, March 6th, 2012. If you are a fan of the Mass Effect series then I am sure you want to know if you can run Mass Effect 3. The Mass Effect minimum system requirements have not changed from ME2 to the new ME3. So if you are able to run the previous Mass Effect 2 game then the answer is definitely yes, you can run it.


If you are new to the Mass Effect series of games and not sure if your computer can play ME3 then I highly recommend downloading the Mass Effect 3 demo BEFORE you buy the game. This way you don’t waste your money if you find out that your PC has no chance of running ME3. Below are instructions on how to download the Mass Effect 3 demo…
Step #1 – Download/Install the “Origin” app here: * Create an account with Origin / Electronic Arts (If you are like me and already have this installed on your computer, SKIP step 1.)
Step #2 – Download the Mass Effect 3 demo here, using your Origin account: * Of course click on the “PC” version and not any of the others :-p

Can’t install the game? Is it giving you some weird error message or the game runs fine then it crashes? Sometimes the game installs and runs without crashing but it is extremely laggy. Whatever your problem is or if you are not sure if you can run it, FEEL FREE TO ASK YOUR QUESTION BELOW IN THE COMMENTS SECTION.

If you need help it is very important to post your computer hardware specs. Please help us help you by posting the following about your computer…
* Is your computer a Desktop or Laptop?
* What processor does your computer have installed?
* How much RAM (aka System Memory) does your computer have?
* What graphics card does your computer have?
* Do you have Windows XP, Vista or 7? And is it 32 or 64-bit?
*** What exactly is your problem? “Does not work” can mean a lot of things. Please be as detailed as you can about your problem.
I need the same Processor, RAM, Graphic card, Windows info + Are you running BootCamp or something similar?)

If you are not sure how to get all of this system info that is okay, I will show you how…
Step 1 – Download the free, “portable” version of SPECCY. This version does NOT install on your computer. It is self-contained and can easily be fully deleted by just deleting the program folder.
Step 2 – UNzip (aka “extract”) the Speccy zip file you just downloaded. Vista and Windows 7 owners can do this by RIGHT-clicking on the file and selecting the Extract option.
Step 3 – Within the Speccy folder run the “Speccy” for 32-bit Windows OR Speccy64 for 64-bit Windows
Step 4 – Once Speccy is open follow the directions in this image to copy your full computer specs online:
Step 5 – The “Publish Snapshot…” option will give you a web link. Copy the link and Paste it below, in the Comments section. (Now all of the techs will be able to check out your full computer specs to better diagnose the problem.)


Once Mass Effect 3 full demo or full version is perfectly installed and ran for the 1st time you will be given a choice of 3 options of gameplay, “Action”, “Role Playing” and “Story”.
Action: You are the type of person that doesn’t care about the storyline and just want to shoot something asap and keep shooting. If you come from shooters like Call of Duty then this is for you.
Role Playing: If you are a Mass Effect gaming veteran then this is what you will be familiar with and probably most comfortable playing. You can customize your character and choose dialog responses during conversations.
Story: If you just want to mainly sit back and enjoy the Mass Effect 3 storyline and are a newbie then this is for you. You can control which way the storyline goes. The combat is easy, very noob friendly.

Mass Effect 3 PC MINIMUM System Requirements
• Operating System: Windows XP SP3 / Vista SP1 / Windows 7 (Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Vista and Win 7 are compatible)
• Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz OR equivalent AMD CPU
• RAM: 1GB for XP / 2GB RAM for Vista and Win 7
• Graphics card: 256 MB* (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support) * Supported chipsets: nVidia 7900 OR Faster; ATI X1800 OR Faster. (Please note that nVidia GeForce 9300, 8500, 8400, and 8300 are below minimum system requirements, as are AMD/ATI Radeon HD3200, HD3300, and HD4350. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.)
• Sound card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
• DirectX: DirectX 9.0c August 2009 (included with game)
• Hard Drive: 2.5 GB of free space
• DVD Drive for disc versions

Mass Effect 3 PC RECOMMENDED System Requirements
• Operating System: Windows XP SP3 / Vista SP1 / Windows 7 (Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Vista and Win 7 are compatible)
• Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz OR equivalent AMD CPU
• RAM: 2GB for XP / 4GB RAM for Vista and Win 7
• Graphics card: nVidia GeForce 9800 GT 512 MB OR Faster. AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB or FASTER
• Sound card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
• Hard Drive: 2.5 GB of free space
• DVD Drive for disc versions

If you have any QUESTIONS about INSTALLING Mass Effect 3 or are not sure if your computer is COMPATIBLE with Mass Effect 3, feel free to ASK FOR HELP BELOW!
Newbie Questions Welcome! :-)
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