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Anthony Aug 16 @ 12:36am
Game crashed mid-save. Now it runs like molasses
Earlier today, ME1 hung up and crashed (full crash and reset, but no blue screen) right after I hit the quick-save button. Not sure if that's relevant, but there you go.
Turns out, the save still works and everything appears just like I left it. However, EVERYTHING moves slowly except for the pause screen. Shepard walks in slow-motion, cutscenes are slow, and there is always a good 3 seconds or so at the end of every sentence where the lip movements need to catch up to the dialogue.

Starting a new game does nothing.
Reinstalling does nothing.
No other games seem to have issues.
Just updated graphics drivers and ME worked fine after the update.
Running Win7 on an NVidia GeForce 525M

I don't understand. The game ran just fine yesterday, now it's almost unplayable. Any ideas or insight?