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Is using programs like FRAPS, Dxtory, MSI Afterburner recorders bad for memory?

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Well my Corsair Vengeance died yesterday (1 of the 2) and someone told me that it might be because I record a lot of gameplay footage with FRAPS.

I did Memtest and on the dead RAM it showed 500000 errors - 0 pass redface.gif

But yeah, anyone who might know this? or should it just be a defect RAM that just died? I only had it for 8 months.
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As far as I know it shouldn't harm the Memory at all, more the hard drives, because huge files need to be written.
I think you just had bad luck with your Memory and that's all. smile.gif
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Ah thank you for pointing that out smile.gif!
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No problem! biggrin.gif
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Whoever told you that, disregard everything they say in future.
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post #6 of 7
harms harddrives more than anything.

I've had one die from the serious writing it makes them do.
post #7 of 7
Sequential writing shouldn't increase the wear on a hard drive much at all. Platters are always spinning, and during a sequential operation, the armature the read/write heads are attached to barely needs to move.

Running Windows Update, or defragmenting a drive is likely more stressful than recording a couple hundred gigs of video.

As for system memory, it should be able to run at heavy load 24/7 for the entire warranty period without any issues beyond the once in a blue moon soft error from cosmic rays or isotope decay. If it can't, it's defective, or configured incorrectly.
Edited by Blameless - 5/13/12 at 1:45am
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