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hey, everything I try to record ingame footage with fraps it records fine for like the first minute, then it starts skipping constantly like small freezes, my FPS stays the same while recording so I don't know what could be causing it..
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It should be fine because you've got a dual core, it's not that much of a hog. Although when you host the server it lags heaps - try connecting to someone else's server and also drop the frame rate to 30 fps when recording...
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Fraps FTL, get this instead...

http://taksi.sourceforge.net/
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I found out when I'm recording at 30FPS, and I see the 30FPS bar at top it's completely smooth, but then out of nowhere it'll drop to 29 for one second then back up to 30, and every time it does that it gives me a small freeze, and it starts continuously doing that at random, then stopping and being smooth for a while..

It does this on 3 game I've tried it on: BF2, Gunz, BF2142

Oh and when I try to record at 60FPS in gunz 1280x1024 it won't go all the way to that, it stays around 50-55, is it actually being limited by my CPU? lol
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Originally Posted by itachi182 View Post
I found out when I'm recording at 30FPS, and I see the 30FPS bar at top it's completely smooth, but then out of nowhere it'll drop to 29 for one second then back up to 30, and every time it does that it gives me a small freeze, and it starts continuously doing that at random, then stopping and being smooth for a while..

It does this on 3 game I've tried it on: BF2, Gunz, BF2142

Oh and when I try to record at 60FPS in gunz 1280x1024 it won't go all the way to that, it stays around 50-55, is it actually being limited by my CPU? lol
I had a similar issue and fixed it by recording to another hard drive.
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I had a similar issue and fixed it by recording to another hard drive.
Thank you! This fixed it!
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All I have is a laptop can I record to a portable hard drive for better performance?
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I doubt it since it will be bottlenecked by the USB, but someone else may know better... I haven't given it a try. He probably had Sata ports, they exchange data faster than USB throughput

Plus you could have started your own topic, this was a decent thread necro smile.gif

EDIT: It may reduce skipping though...may.
Edited by Denz - 4/15/11 at 9:47am
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