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I'm having problem with both Fraps and GameCam, so I'm looking for another alternative. I just need it to record my games without slowing down the game to an unplayable state like Frap does. Thanks.
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Fraps shouldnt really slow down your games...I've done alot of recording of guild wars on a 2.6Ghz P4 and Radeon 9250 and 768 MB RAM, without a noticeable difference to performance
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Yes, ZDsoft has a kool recorder.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multime...Recorder.shtml
Free trial above, works great and has a screen recorder available that a friend uses for writing programmer training videos.
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Fraps is only slow on my end if i have the video resolution above 1024x768 or on certain games at 1024x768. I just record at 640x480 or 800x600 and sometimes 1024x768 depending on the game.
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Fraps would start out fine (but still slow my game down from 44 fps to about 25), but after a minute of recording or so, it would somewtime slow down my game to 5-10 fps. It just pisses me off. I'm playing 1280x768 with no AA on the rig in my sig. I'm going to give Kool Recorder a try. Thanks.
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The ZD Soft recorder is even worse, even when it shows 25fps throughout the video, the replay still stutters very bad. I think it's just my comp is not powerful enough to do this. I'll just stick to camming my screen for now. Thanks for the replies.
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Xfire supports most games now. I reccomend them.
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I'm having problem with both Fraps and GameCam, so I'm looking for another alternative. I just need it to record my games without slowing down the game to an unplayable state like Frap does. Thanks.
What are you trying to record and where are you trying to record it to?

FRAPS is very dependent on harddrive and CPU speed. Also, on certain AMD dual-core setups, I have found that version 2.8.2 is often superior to more recent versions.

It's best if you record to the first partition of a fast, dedicated drive, and that you keep that drive degfragmented.

My second 410AS (105-110 MB/s sustainted transferates to the beginning of the drive) has a 200GB partion just for FRAPS recordings. I can usually record most any game at 1680x1050 @ 30-50 FPS with no problems. Even on my old S939 opteron, which was more comparable to your system, I could record 1024x768 @ 30 fps in almost all games with a dedicated segate 7200.7 (much slower than my current drive).
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It's probably your hard drive slowing it down. FRAPS uses a very fast lossless codec, so it doesn't have that much impact on your CPU and RAM.
Your CPU should be plenty. Make sure you're using the latest FRAPS, too.

The advice Blameless gave you is exactly what I would say, so... just listen to him

Consider lowering the FPS cap to 25. I find that in game videos, the difference between 25 and 30 FPS (or more) is hardly noticeable.

Also, many CPUs will struggle to decode anything above 30 FPS, so you'd likely have to decimate it to a lower FPS later, which will look a lot choppier than just capturing at a lower FPS.

If that doesn't help, try capturing at half size.
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