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hey there,
i'm using fraps v3.2.3
mostly i am playing bf bc2, max details with ~80-90 fps, but as soon as i start recording, it goes down to ~20-30 and it's not very playable ..
i'd like to ask if there is any solution for that fps drop?
thanks for help
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Originally Posted by Amhro;13842673 
hey there,
i'm using fraps v3.2.3
mostly i am playing bf bc2, max details with ~80-90 fps, but as soon as i start recording, it goes down to ~20-30 and it's not very playable ..
i'd like to ask if there is any solution for that fps drop?
thanks for help
This has always been an issue for me with fraps as well, i always just assumed that it's because Fraps doesn't handle the recording very well.

I've started to use the Xfire recording feature, and so far i find it's very good. I can record at 1080p and there is only a very slight reduction in framerate.
 
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Running FRAPS on my second HDD got rid of recording FPS drops for me, when I was just monitoring FPS FRAPS didn't drop that much though
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Yep, get a good hard drive. WD Caviar Black works very well for me. Plus, FRAPS reduces frame rate in the game to the desired fps in your recording, which you can set in FRAPS options. So, for example, if you want to make 30 fps video, your game will have 30 fps during recording.
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Yep, get a good hard drive. WD Caviar Black works very well for me. Plus, FRAPS reduces frame rate in the game to the desired fps in your recording, which you can set in FRAPS options. So, for example, if you want to make 30 fps video, your game will have 30 fps during recording.

Also helps if you're recording to a different drive than your OS drive.
post #6 of 27
Set the framerate to record to 99 or 100. Thats what i do and i never have frame drop.
post #7 of 27
Record to a separate hard drive, gets rid of most of the performance drop.
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yeah, i set fps to 60 and it still went down to 30
kk i will try to record to different hdd
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One major part of fraps recording is the processor and RAM. having a good quad core processor is an important part. The 9950 is a quad core, but i don't think it meets the "good" requirement cool.gif A phenom 2, 1366, or 1155 processor will do the trick.
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post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by Amhro;13846285 
yeah, i set fps to 60 and it still went down to 30
kk i will try to record to different hdd

your processor can't handle recording at full size at 60fps, fraps records raw footage, meaning it is not compressed or scaled down during the filming.

just record in half-size onto another HD and it should be fine. else, overclock that CPU.
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