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Been doing some playing around with Fraps and recording game play. I understand it is better to record game play to a different HDD to help with lag but what about recording to the same HDD but to a different partition?
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I believe that would also be the same as recording on an alternative Hdd, I personally have had some lagg when recording to the same Hdd and this did seem to add an improvement of a few frames Oh I was also using fraps
Edited by Zach12_9 - 5/26/11 at 5:57am
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I would think it would be slower, considering it would have to move to one side of the drive to work Windows and the game. Then it would have to move back to stick the video in the new partition.
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^^ That too, I did OC some before I partitioned so that could explain the increase in frames
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Will only improve performance if you use a seperate physical drive.
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yeah agreed. im not sure how you came to the conclusion doign it on a diff partition would help, seeing as the whole slowing down thing is due to the fact it has to read and write in diff places... even if you had a new partition it would still be doing that...
     
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It's not going to help by much even if you used a different drive.
    
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If you're actually having frame drops in fraps try setting your game to 4-5 cores then dedicating the remaining core/s to fraps.
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Use dxtory instead of fraps, it is amazing <3
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Originally Posted by fashric View Post
Will only improve performance if you use a seperate physical drive.
this, if anything another partition would slow it down IMO but I could be wrong
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