[SOLVED] Origin Slow Download Speed

In this tutorial, learn how to fix Origin Slow Download Speed on Windows 11/10 PC or laptop.

In Origin, players have been complaining about incredibly poor download speeds. Don’t be concerned if you’re one of them. We have some solutions for you.

Try these fixes:

It’s possible that you won’t need to try all of them; simply work your way down the list until you discover one that works for you.

  1. Check your network
  2. Update your network adapter driver
  3. Run Origin as an administrator
  4. Perform a clean boot
  5. Start Origin in R&D mode
  6. Clean the Origin cache file
  7. Reinstall Origin
  8. Use a VPN

Fix 1: Check your network

A solid network is required for the Origin download. It’s most likely a network issue if you’re experiencing poor speeds. In this scenario, you have the option of:

1) Restart your router.

Unplug your router for a minute, then plug it back in and rejoin it.

2) Temporarily disconnect other devices.

Origin downloads can be delayed when you have a lot of devices linked to your network. As a result, disconnect them while downloading if at all possible.

Fix 2: Update your network adapter driver

Your poor download speed from Origin could suggest a problem with your network connection. It’s possible that an out-of-date network adapter driver is to blame. To solve it, you’ll need to upgrade your network adapter driver, especially if you don’t recall the last time you did it.

You can update your network adapter driver manually by visiting the manufacturer’s official website and downloading and installing the appropriate network driver for your system.


With Driver Easy, you can do it automatically. It will automatically detect your system and locate the appropriate driver. You don’t have to know what operating system your computer uses, and you won’t have to worry about downloading and installing the wrong driver.

The following is how it works:

1) Get Driver Easy and install it.

2) Launch Driver Easy and select Scan Now. After that, Driver Easy will scan your PC and detect any problem drivers.

3) Select Update All to have all of the missing or out-of-date drivers on your system immediately downloaded and installed. (The Pro version is required for this, which includes full support and a 30-day money-back guarantee.) When you click Update All, you’ll be asked to upgrade. You can update your drivers with the FREE version if you don’t want to upgrade to the Pro version. All you have to do is download them one at a time and install them manually.)

Restart your computer after updating your drivers for them to take effect. Your download speed should also be improved.

Fix 3: Run Origin as an administrator

Permissions will be unlocked if you run the program in administrator mode. It can be quite useful to grant Origin administrator rights in order for it to work properly. Follow the instructions below to run Origin as an administrator:

1) Exit the app.

2) On your desktop, right-click the Origin shortcut and select Properties.

3) Select Run this program as an administrator from the Compatibility tab. After that, click Apply and OK.

The software always runs with administrator permissions after the adjustments are made. To disable this option, simply uncheck it and repeat the procedures above.

Fix 4: Perform a clean boot

By disabling all background programs, including Steam, a clean boot on a PC or safe mode on a Mac might help fix the problem. Because there’s a good probability they’re interfering with your gaming. The steps for performing a clean boot on a PC are listed below. If you’re using a Mac, go to the How to Use Safe Mode on a Mac page.

1) To launch the Run box, press the Windows logo key + R on your keyboard at the same time.

2) To open the System Configuration window, type msconfig and click OK.

3) Select the Services tab from the drop-down menu. Select Hide all Microsoft services from the drop-down menu, then click Disable all.

4) Go to the Startup tab and select Open Task Manager from the drop-down menu.

5) On the Startup tab, right-click each item and select Disable from the menu.

6) Return to the System Configuration window after closing the Task Manager window.

7) To save your changes, click OK, then restart your computer.

8) Press the Restart button.

Fix 5: Start Origin in R&D mode

Many players have observed that using Origin in R&D mode speeds up the download process. It’s Origin’s Research & Development mode, and it’s only for devs. In order to start Origin in this mode, you must first:

1) Create a new empty document by right-clicking on an empty spot on your desktop and selecting New > Text Document.

2) Double-click the newly formed New Text Document.

3) Insert the lines into the document as follows:



4) Choose File Save As.

5) Type EACore.ini in the File name.

Then, you’ll notice an icon similar to the one seen in the image on your deskstop.

6) Start Origin, and when the USE CONFIGURATION FILE ON DESKTOP dialog appears, select Yes. Your old config-file will be overwritten. After that, go to Origin and log in.

Note: When you import the EACore.ini file, it gets removed from your desktop. If you want to exit R&D mode, type %ProgramData%/Origin in the Run box to navigate to the file.

Fix 6: Clean the Origin cache file

If your Origin download isn’t working properly, clearing your cache may be able to help. However, make sure the Origin app is completely ended before clearing the cache.

First, go to the menu bar and select Origin, then Exit.

Go to the Task Manager to double-check if it’s running in the background:

1) To launch the Run box, press the Windows logo key + R on your keyboard at the same time.

2) Click OK after typing taskmgr.exe.

3) Make that Origin.exe and OriginWebHelperService.exe aren’t listed in the Processes tab. (They’re arranged alphabetically.) If they are, right-click on it and select End Task from the menu.

You can erase the cache files after completely exiting the app by following these steps:

The methods below are for Windows users; to remove the cache on a Mac or other platform, such as PlayStation or Xbox, go to EA HELP.

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key + R at the same time.

2) Click OK after typing %ProgramData%/Origin.

3) Except for LocalContent, delete all files and folders inside Origin. This folder should not be deleted.

4) Re-open the Run box. Click OK after typing %AppData%.

5) Delete the Origin folder from the Roaming folder.

6) Click AppData in the address bar.

7) To open the Local folder, double-click on it.

8) Remove the Origin folder from your computer.

Restart your computer and log into Origin after that.

Fix 7: Reinstall Origin

If none of the previous solutions work, you may want to try uninstalling and reinstalling the program. You can do so by:

1) To launch the Run box, press the Windows logo key + R on your keyboard at the same time.

2) Click OK after typing appwiz.cpl.

3) Select Origin from the list and Uninstall it using the right-click menu.

After you’ve finished removing the software, go to EA Origin to get the most recent version. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Origin till then.

Fix 8: Use a VPN

Give VPNs a shot if nothing else works. You can circumvent bandwidth throttling by connecting to a different server. However, you should be aware that using a free VPN can lead to a slew of issues. As a result, we recommend that you utilize a premium VPN to secure your network.

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Hopefully, this article will assist you in resolving the Origin download delay issue, allowing you to enjoy a better gaming experience! Please leave a remark below if you have any suggestions or queries.


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