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Hi so ive been playing around with recording and livestreaming for a little while now. i do have a youtube but lately havnt been uploading because of things like school and other life events taking priority. So i did buy fraps and i own it 100%. My gaming rig is an hp computer my dad bought me that i upgraded slightly to where it does the job i want it to as far as playing games. it has one hdd atr 5400 rpm that i used to record to with fraps and i actually never had issues. ingame yes i lost fps but not enough to bother me and the recordings had great quality and were very smooth. So then some stuff happened and to cut to the chase, i was now going to be living in two households, therefore i needed to build another rig. so i built a pretty good pc for a good price with these specs if your interested - i5 3570 3.8 ghz turbo boost evga gtx 660ti gpu p8 z77 v lk motherboard 8 gigs corsaire ram 1600 mhz. i have a 150 gig velociraptor ssd for my OS and drivers. it has a 7200 rpm 750 gig hybrid drive for my games and programs. So thats what i started with. Then i found out recording to a hybrid drive can be bad for the drive so i went a purchased a Western digital caviar black 1 tb 7200 rpm 64 mb cache that was on sale. I wanted to use this strictly for recording video. So with that out of the way i have a good amount of questions i really hoped can be answered. sorry if some questions sound stupid but i just want to clear everything up as ive been fighting with these issues for months and im at the end of my rope. Also here i will list my dxtory setup settings

DXTORY SETTINGS - i have dxtory version 2.0.119 | to start off im recording to a folder in my caviar black drive. the benchmark lists it at around 123 to 126. im using lagarith lossless codec at 29.97 fpsat 100% scaling in avi format. in the audio i have my desktop sound, and my blue snowflake microphone. i have force cpu processing checked, and processing threads at 2 out of my 4 cores. while recording the drive write speed never dips below 30.

So while recording with fraps it takes away a good amount of fps but the recordings stutter slightly when i replay them. this happens with dxtory files too. this never happened to me on my other pc. even after render and upload the files seem slow.

So is it ok for fraps and dxtory to be installed onto the hybrid drive if i record to a different one?

dxtory takes away less fps, but it seems much less stable, with fraps i lose 20 or 30 frames, but it will almost lock at 90 or whatever fps it chooses too, and will rarely go up or down from that. with dxtory i lose much less fps, but the fps jumps around alot. even if i lock the fps at 90 or 125 it still jumps down alot which is weird. it causes an uncomfortable gaming experience.

the recordings seem to be alittle more smooth, but it almost looks like dxtory and fraps cant keep up with how fast i move my mouse if that makes sense. if it makes a diference i play on a pretty high sense.

it seems like now dxtory is taking more fps now than before and im not sure why that is happening. what are common things that will cause a performance hit while recording? like what things i have open, anything possible that could effect it.

while recording minecraft dxtory takes ALOT of fps. it goes down to 60 to 90 but its stuttery and not playable whatsoever. the weird thing is its the only game that the recording of doesnt lag at all, it looks smooth.

any other does and donts of recording would be awesome. no matter how stupid as i might be missing something obvious.

oh and one more thing. So my recording drive is 1tb which is pretty big. so can i use that for storing movies and recorded clips or does that slow down the recording proccess?

thanks in advacnce!
Edited by willll162904 - 6/8/13 at 7:28pm
 
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I have had problems with Fraps since I got my hands on it. I really hate it, DXTory is an amazing alternative don't know why your having much problem with it.
Look at this Youtube vid of Jack Explaining how he setup his and how he gets it to work. Link

Would like to note since you have a 2nd hdd you should be getting almost little to no FPS drop. If your recording to the HDD from the start.
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yes i set it up the same way in that video.
 
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Are all your drivers up to date? If yes, have you tried using older drivers?
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yes ive tried different drivers. and im all up to date. i thought there was something wrong with my hdd but i tested it and it's totally fine. :\ im so frustrated
 
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