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I have no problem running any games at max graphics until I use fraps. I am using fraps with full quality and am finding a drastic decrease in framerate I have 60 fps set as the standard in fraps and its dropping while recording to sometimes even 10fps! not for long but the random lagg is annoying. How to fix this problem?
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Welcome to the OCN community.
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Do you have a second hard drive, or are you recording to the same one you're playing on?

FRAPS files are huge, it takes a lot of bandwidth (something tells me I'm not using the right word, but CBA to look up the correct terminology) to record all that. If you're not already doing so, throw in a second HD and record to that one instead. I saw a good 20-30% FPS increase from doing so with almost exactly your CPU (unlocked Athlon x3 @3.55GHz).

You can also set your game to run on the first 3 cores and FRAPS to run on the fourth, that helped in games that only use 2-3 cores.
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moved to PC Games.

welcome to OCN, and i hope you enjoy your stay here

also note that fraps records high quality video at high bitrates onto your HDD in real time so it's probably going to cause at least some lag from the HDD's writing.
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Ok thanks, I just couldn't believe that the decrease in framrate was so huge. I am writing on the same hdd. With smaller game such as MW2 or black ops fraps runs fine I am noticing only a drop in the newer games e.g crisis 2, dragon age 2
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