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on normal gameplay(fraps off) my FPS is about 44-53 and is very smooth and very playable


but as soon as i record with fraps, it drops my fps to about 28-34FPS which is very stuttery and jittery which makes my game less responsive and therefore unplayable on highlevel of play


i do not know what is the bottle neck on my system

i already overclocked my processor and gpu but it still lags

i also tried to record on my ssd(Microcenter G2 64GB Sandforce SF1222) but it didn't help that much



is the processor? video card? hard drive? ram size? holding my FPS down?



i would like to replace/upgrade the component on my system that is holding down my FPS so i could play and record at the best possible FPS


i am thinking of getting a second HD 4850 to do a crossfire or do a RAID-0 with my Seagate Hard drive



i am recording FRAPS at full size and at 60FPS and lowering setting on fraps is NOT an option
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post #2 of 31
Your mechanical HDD.

Also upgrade fraps to the latest version
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you should set the FPS setting to custom, input 50 FPS, yes the videos will be larger but at least your FPS wont take a massive drop *cough30FPSMODE*

oh it could be your graphics card too, quite an old gfx card.
    
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Record to a separate HDD or SSD.

I wasn't able to get 30 FPS when recording to my main HDD with half res, but now I can record full res and a constant 60 FPS when recording to a secondary HDD.

EDIT: Don't use an external HDD that uses USB 2.0. It's not fast enough.
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ya i think it's your hard disk and your fraps may be little old update it and install your game on a ssd
    
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Make sure you're setting the FPS to around 40 in fraps, as well as using half size instead of full.

My money is on either the gpu, or the settings being the problem.

I fraps things all the time on my F3 which is also where the games are, and my OS, and it only starts to choke at around 100 fps in some titles.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sanket779292;14494026 
ya i think it's your hard disk and your fraps may be little old update it and install your game on a ssd

How did you record videos when there wasn't SSDs ???
Come on SSD isn't required. ninja.gif
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post #8 of 31
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Originally Posted by linkin93;14493989 
Your mechanical HDD.

Also upgrade fraps to the latest version

i tried recording it on my ssd but it didn't help much

im using the current latest version of fraps(Version 3.4.5 Build 13677)

Quote:
Originally Posted by scotty453;14493991 
you should set the FPS setting to custom, input 50 FPS, yes the videos will be larger but at least your FPS wont take a massive drop *cough30FPSMODE*

oh it could be your graphics card too, quite an old gfx card.


i already tried changing the FPS settings but for some reasons, it locks my FPS on what the settings on the FRAPS regrardless if i enable or disable "Lock framerate while recording"

but it didn't improve my FPS

i tried recording on Half Size and it did improve my FPS to a playable level but the resulting Video Quality is significantly worse



i did some benchmarks of my SSD and HDD using HD Tune and CrystalDiskMark


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
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Microcenter G2 64GB
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right now i am thinking getting either of these to hopefully improve the performance of my computer in recording while playing using Fraps
http://cgi.ebay.com/ATI-Radeon-HD-4850-PCI-E-512MB-Dual-DVI-Component-/300585365962?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item45fc48b1ca

http://cgi.ebay.com/Seagate-Barracuda-500gb-Hard-Drive-HDD-3-5-st3500418as-/330593757649?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf8ec69d1
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hmmm, i wonder, you should if your budget allows at least get a 6850 or 6870 for recording, i don't think those 4850's are fast enough now for all these new games XD

and to not be biased, a gtx 460 should be fine too... my friend has one, he says it's amazing and i heard it's better than my 5770.
    
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post #10 of 31
I'd say do a RAID0 with those Seagate drives, and try to upgrade into a stronger single GPU setup. Crossfire 4850's didn't really scale all that well sadly, and those cards are now 2 generations old, almost 3.

Not to mention, your power supply won't handle crossfired 4850's anyway.
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