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So Fraps just keeps letting me down with sudden lags despite my semi-leet hardware. Was thinking of moving on to video capture cards to record my stuff instead. Question is, will there be a difference?, what benefits are there in buying one? and if i do buy one, what exactly am I supposed to buy and how much will it cost?.
    
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So Fraps just keeps letting me down with sudden lags despite my semi-leet hardware. Was thinking of moving on to video capture cards to record my stuff instead. Question is, will there be a difference?, what benefits are there in buying one? and if i do buy one, what exactly am I supposed to buy and how much will it cost?.
I can't recommend anything but i've been wondering how the hell have you been having problems recording with fraps with that hardwarE? The only difference fraps makes on my PC is a giganourmous CPU usage jump, but i never lag or anything.

And i was running my CPU @ 4.0 not 4.9 o.o
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I would say there errors, not fraps. Fraps should be running just fine
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Bummer. Alright thanks guys. Yeah Fraps did run fine for me for a few days before going all bongus. I'm going to do some trial & error to see what's up and repost my findings for future reference.
    
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