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So I've bought Fraps and I'm getting ready to record some 1080p footage. However whilst recording with fraps my ingame fps seems to go everwhere and then lock at 30fps. I did abit of research and found out that it's down to using one hard drive with fraps.

Would I be better grabbing the same HDD and using RAID0 or should I just grab a smaller HDD and use that for recording? Also if anyone has any recommendations for HDD, I'm all ears .
post #2 of 11
I have tried the same thing, and come to the same conclusion after googling. you need a 2nd drive to write to while using fraps or you'll kill your fps.

If I were you, I would buy a Crucial M4 64gb SSD (they aren't that expensive). This will allow you to record without making your eyes bleed
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post #3 of 11
I record on SSD but my fps still goes down to 30.
I have the game installed on the SSD as well, maybe that's the problem ?
post #4 of 11
try running the game from your ssd and recording to your WD 1TB maybe? then vice versa
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I once made a thread to help others with FRAPS. Recording to a HD not being used by the game or OS will help you with FPS. Also you can regulate how much FPS you want to record with.

It doesn't need to be raid or anything special. Most 7200RPM drives are fine.
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Have you adjusted your 'Video Capture Settings' to record at a higher frame rate?
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You game will lock at the FPS you're recording at, no way around it that I've found.
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Uh.. Did you at least check the settings and set the FPS to record at 60fps? It has a setting which will lock the fps to whatever you choose. =.=

Edit: Like posted above.
   
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Uh.. Did you at least check the settings and set the FPS to record at 60fps? It has a setting which will lock the fps to whatever you choose. =.=

Edit: Like posted above.
Yes I have.
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Yes I have.
What game are you recording? Most people use the built in recorder and then just records it with fraps. Much easier to do it this way.
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