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You will need to set core affinities of the game and fraps. I have found the best results are to dedicate three cores to the game and one core to fraps. This is for BC2, but since you're trying to record COD4, you should assign them two cores each.
This is true - worked for me on MW2 not sure about BC2
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I have honestly never encountered a problem that was helped by changing around process affinity (assigning CPU cores) Windows is actually fairly good at doing it better than your meddling hands can.

My recommendation: If you happen to have two hard drives, and COD is installed on one, save recorded FRAPS files to the other (unless it's a USB external). This will utilize the access time of both drives.
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If you want best possible performance with fraps, fast dedicated HDD's are a must. I do alot of gameplay recording myself and my WD caviar black can manage full screen "1920x1080" @ 30fps~ on most titles. I am buying a dedicated hdd very soon though. For now though there are a few tweaks you can do as posted, playing around with core affinity, recording in half screen, and just keeping your pc resource free when recording, like closing un-needed applications when your about to record, and defragging your hdd can help a little too.
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I have honestly never encountered a problem that was helped by changing around process affinity (assigning CPU cores) Windows is actually fairly good at doing it better than your meddling hands can.

My recommendation: If you happen to have two hard drives, and COD is installed on one, save recorded FRAPS files to the other (unless it's a USB external). This will utilize the access time of both drives.
This, basically. Windows splits the load just as well as if you limit coreaffinity. If anything, limiting things through coreaffinity will make things worse as it can't do anything other than limit use of specific logical CPUs. If you can, invest in a SSD. It will be the best thing for recording with FRAPS.
 
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