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When ever I try to FRAPS a game footage the game lags.. umm I see gameplays on youtube without lag and in high quality that were fraped on laptops... whats the secret of frapsing without lag?
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maybe turn down the quality of the video? i use it sometimes and never had that prob
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quality of the video? in fraps?
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I use fraps and dont have issues. I would check the version make sure you have the latest one.
Make sure that the FPS is at 30. Also if you have a separate drive, have the files save there.
Im not at home but could look more into my settings later.
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The key is core affinity.

Give fraps as many cores as possible to work, while keeping the game playable.

I normally recommend 2 cores to the game and 2 cores to fraps.
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You need to turn down your resolution of the game, I imagine you play in 1920x1080, turn it down to the 720p resolution and you should get much better results, play it in windowed mode if it doesn't look crisp. Of course, just do this only when you want to record some video.
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post #7 of 14
a few things which i keep in mind are.....
1. use "half size"
2. better performance when not recording sound, if you must then record stereo
3. using low fps (25)
4. when recording gameplay, use lower to mid range game settings depending on the game. I can use my sig rig to record "nfs most wanted" at 1600x900 resolution with sound without lag. but if i wanna record "crysis" or "call of duty mw2", I have to lower my game video settings.
    
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post #8 of 14
I kind of lag, too. My FPS go to 0 and I lag and then they go up really fast. But it gets me killed most of the times.
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by Outcasst;12140943 
The key is core affinity.

Give fraps as many cores as possible to work, while keeping the game playable.

I normally recommend 2 cores to the game and 2 cores to fraps.

agreed this should help.
As stated before I run almost the same CPU and haven't messed with the affinity at all and dont have any issues. I just upgraded my GPU, but before I was running a 5770 and didnt really have any issues.
post #10 of 14
I dont think video setting would make as big of a result as the affinity change. Fraps is more cpu intensive than it is GPU.
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