(Reviving this thread because I couldn't find a better one and I don't want to bloat the forum with a potentially small thread.)
Does anybody know if the games that activate on Origin work without the launcher, by any chance?
I know of at least one program that I think works around it. Something called Vor-something, not 100% sure of the name. I think a quick Google will bring it up.
That being said, I've used the launcher to play ME1 LE (currently playing DA2) and it wasn't too bad once I tweaked all my Origin settings until I only had the minimal amount of features turned on. My fans were also revving up something fierce during gameplay of both ME1 LE & DA2 and only eased up when it when into some static screen like the menu or inventory, etc.
But I did find a work around using Nvidia control panel and setting the FPS (framerate setting) from Global to a custom 59hz and that solved it. I had to do the same for Steam version of Skyrim LE for a slightly different reason.
My default monitor has 144hz refresh rate. Oh, I do play it in Offline mode, not sure that makes any difference.
Is the timing of this question due to Amazon Prime Gaming giving away of some Origin games? I went to claim one and realized it wanted me to link my Origin account. If the link can be undone afterwards, then I may claim two of the games. (already have ME LE)