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It's not going to help by much even if you used a different drive.
Not true at all. Having a separate drive for FRAPS makes all the difference in the world. I have a dedicated 320GB drive for FRAPS and I can record smoothly at the max recording fps set. And it's a regular old 320GB I bought used in this forum, no fancy SSD, Velociraptor, etc.

You can see some of my videos in youtube in "original" quality under MakubexGB. Of course, it still doesn't look as good or smooth as the original encoded file (not the raw one from FRAPS, but the one I encoded and uploaded to Youtube). However, I can provide you links so you can download some of the originals and see how smooth it is and how good it looks.
Edited by MakubeX - 5/26/11 at 6:32am
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Well, appreciate the info! I didn't realize it would be slower recording to a diff. partition(like i said, i just started doing this). The thing is,my vids turn out pretty well doing it like this but i'll change it and see what happens. One more question, if i bought another HDD does it need to be exactly like the one i have or can it be smaller( for ex. 320GB or maybe 120GB)
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If you have the right connections size doesn't matter
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Get a dedicated 30gb SSD for fraps and you'll never have harddrive bottleneck issues again when filming onto it.
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post #15 of 31
yep, another HD is the best

but still even on another HD you can get lag sometimes with games that uses 4 cores, but almost never happens

also you can create a ramdisk, for perfect recording
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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.
This is something i'd like to try, do i do this through taskmanager? if so how?
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Get a dedicated 30gb SSD for fraps and you'll never have harddrive bottleneck issues again when filming onto it.
Recording would be nice and smooth but 30GB might be too small if recording at full-size and high fps (50 ~ 60 fps).

For example, I recorded this 8 min video at 1920x1200 and 60 fps and the original video was over 30GB. Of course, it doesn't run at 60fps in youtube:
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Recording would be nice and smooth but 30GB might be too small if recording at full-size and high fps (50 ~ 60 fps).

For example, I recorded this 8 min video at 1920x1200 and 60 fps and the original video was over 30GB. Of course, it doesn't run at 60fps in youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f47EZgQJ9Cg&hd=1
A 1 minute 1920x1080p60 fraps file is about 4gb.

Just film at 30fps but untick 'lock framerate' and it'll still run at 60fps where possible. This would seemingly save alot of space.
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A 1 minute 1920x1080p60 fraps file is about 4gb.

Just film at 30fps but untick 'lock framerate' and it'll still run at 60fps where possible. This would seemingly save alot of space.
Alright, I'll give it a try. I just hope the flow of the video doesn't look inconsistent when watching it.
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try playclaw! full HD+ doesnt rape your FPS
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