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Hi guys, i'm new here so I apologise if this is in the wrong thread, anyways.

I've recently bought a new PC setup and tried to record World Of Warcraft with Fraps on it. Everything seems to run fine at around 30 fps with fraps running at full quality, but then every 6-15 seconds I get a lagg spike which drops my fps down to about 5.

I was just wondering if it could be anything to do with my CPU, or if any of you could reccommend what it might be? My setup is as follows:

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CAVIAR GREEN 2TB 64MB 7200 SAT
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NOVATECH POWERSTATION 600W MODULE

But yeah it runs WoW fine w/o the fraps, but I want to record some gameplay ofc, so any suggestions at all please guys? I know I only have 1 HDD to write to, and Fraps reccommends 2, but it shouldn't be that much of a problem should it?
(nothing has been overclocked on PC, and turning WoW gfx settings down don't change a thing)

Once again, sorry if it's in the wrong thread
Thanks smile.gif
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the only thing I can think of is your HDD. seeing as it is only 5400 RPM I could see it having issues recording to the drive and then loading another area or something.
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Not sure. I can record fine on Ultra with my setup. Maybe you need to update drivers or you are loading a new area.
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are we talking 10man? 25man raids or just sitting in orgrimmar or stormwind?
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this is a known issue with fraps
 
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What would help would be having a hard drive just for fraps, so you record to one, and your os/games are on the one you already have. a slow drive trying to read and write at the same time will cause that HUGE lag spike. i have recorded with fraps on maximum settings in BF3 full frame and it drops a few FPS, but never lags. BUT game and fraps folder are on different drives.

On a side note; 5400 or WD green (intellespeed or whatever the heck it is) is perfectly fine for a fraps drive, as long as thats the only thing its being used for during recording.
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Yeah, the largest problem isn't the CPU (though a modest OC certainly wouldn't hurt), it's the lack of a dedicated recording drive.
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the only thing I can think of is your HDD. seeing as it is only 5400 RPM I could see it having issues recording to the drive and then loading another area or something.

I also thought this, I could try changing out the HDD but that'd mean I'd have to buy a new one frown.gif
(I have no access to a 7200 rpm HDD otherwise)
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are we talking 10man? 25man raids or just sitting in orgrimmar or stormwind?

Just sitting outside Stormwind, and also in arena when it's meant to be the least
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What would help would be having a hard drive just for fraps, so you record to one, and your os/games are on the one you already have. a slow drive trying to read and write at the same time will cause that HUGE lag spike. i have recorded with fraps on maximum settings in BF3 full frame and it drops a few FPS, but never lags. BUT game and fraps folder are on different drives.
On a side note; 5400 or WD green (intellespeed or whatever the heck it is) is perfectly fine for a fraps drive, as long as thats the only thing its being used for during recording.

Ok, I have a 5400 RPM atm, So you think that buying another lets say 500GB 7200 HDD and just keeping fraps (and writing fraps recordings onto it) would increase my FPS when recording? I have heard that this is an issue:)
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