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Is Recording Gameplay Harmfull or Stressful?

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Hey fellas!
I frequently record gameplay using dxtory and was just wondering how much stress it puts on the gpu/cpu.

I have windows installed on a SSD. The game installed on a HDD. and the recording output on another HDD.

I really don't want to put any unnecessary stress onto my pc.
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Really depends on framerate, resolution, and your processor

I run Crysis 3 on with high and very high settings @1080p and I get a constant 60fps, with around 60% CPU utilization on an i5-3570k OC to 4.5ghz. If I start recording my game at full framerate and resolution, my FPS drops to around 35 - 40. So it depends on how much headroom you have really, but yes, recording can be stressful on the CPU
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Stressful? Yeah, depending on your settings. Harmful? Definitely not.
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Its not going to do any damage at all. Infact its supposed to be stressed!
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