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What would it take to be able to record games at 60 FPS with Fraps?

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I can currently hit upwards of 90 FPS in bursts, but after a minute or so of that, it drops to 30. It's no doubt some HDD limitation.
I don't want to pay for a high capacity SSD for recording, so what would I have to do to get 60 FPS with HDD's? Is it enough to dedicate an HDD to recording? Or would I have to look into RAID?
I've tried putting a game on my SSD and recording to the HDD (which contains all my games) and even then, I couldn't get a stable 60 FPS (this was MW3 BTW, so I've easily got the horsepower)
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My Samsung spinpoint F3 and F4 work great. I never get issues.

It may be your GFX card though. If your FPS drops below 30 FPS even once fraps will continue to record at 30 FPS.
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You're wrong there. Fraps frequently goes back up to 90 FPS, just only for about a minute at a time. My graphics card is faster than a stock GTX 560 TI.
I just don't get why it only works in short bursts...
Edited by B!0HaZard - 11/16/11 at 3:28pm
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Im just letting you know what my fraps does. I am not wrong. thumb.gif

I should have said settings too tongue.gif
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You're wrong there. Fraps frequently goes back up to 90 FPS, just only for about a minute at a time. My graphics card is faster than a stock GTX 560 TI.
I just don't get why it only works in short bursts...

Are you trolling me? wth.gif


Anyways what drive are you recording it to?
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You're wrong there. Fraps frequently goes back up to 90 FPS, just only for about a minute at a time. My graphics card is faster than a stock GTX 560 TI.

What games are you playing please don't say bf3. because that game destroys 560ti's and such.

What games are you playing? and at what resolution?
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Im just letting you know what my fraps does. I am not wrong. thumb.gif
I should have said settings too tongue.gif
Are you trolling me? wth.gif
Anyways what drive are you recording it to?
It is. Overclocked to my speeds, it performs like an HD 5870 which is slightly (just sliiiightly) faster than a stock GTX 560 TI. Your card is probably factory OC'd though.
As I said, my HDD (sig) while playing the game on my SSD.
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What games are you playing please don't say bf3. because that game destroys 560ti's and such.
What games are you playing? and at what resolution?
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(this was MW3 BTW, so I've easily got the horsepower)
1920x1080, I hit framerate cap at all times.
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Anything accessing the drive at all besides Fraps? Any network? Or another program?
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Ye, Steam and Xfire, possibly some other small app. Most is on the SSD though.
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I can record 60FPS with a 7200rpm 1.5TB drive. (Black Ops) (MW3) etc...
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Try exiting and turning them off and see if it gives you an issue. When I record I always get a solid 60FPS nonstop for hours. (unless I set the gfx settings for more eyecandy and dip below 30 lol) I have no other program accessing my recording HDD.
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