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Hey guys, I recently upgraded my PC and it cost me ~£750.

You can check the specs in my Sig Rig!

My point is that I was expecting a supreme boost to performance over my old Pentium D @2.8Ghz, 1GB RAM, 9500GT pc.

I do see a huge difference, but when one of my main interests at the moment is the recording and streaming of games. I invested in Fraps and have also been setting myself up on Justin.tv but I find that its always really bad quality, running at a very low FPS... Even when I set the graphics as low as I can.

My only success has been with Tropico 3, and Minecraft.

Anyone have any advice?

Also, the reason I posted it in this graphics card section, is that my main guess is that it might be my 6870 that is the main culprit.


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What do you mean by recording and streaming games? Football matches? The low fps are achieved locally, in your PC, or when viewing a stream?

What is your current internet speed? Both download and upload? Can you give a little more info on the issue?
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Thanks for getting back so quick!

I mean playing PC games, recording them, then uploading them to youtube.
Or starting a livestream that is recording my desktop, so I can play games and people will be able to watch etc

Hopefully this thing from speedtest.net will work correctly:



I find that when using Fraps, the FPS of what I'm playing will drop, however, if I'm streaming, I'll be able to play perfectly fine, but when watching it back later, it'll be horrendous quality and will have a low FPS recorded.

I apologise if I'm being unclear about anything, but it's been a long week!
    
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change the settings in fraps

set video size to half, and set fps to 30
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Originally Posted by sid0972 View Post
change the settings in fraps

set video size to half, and set fps to 30
Thanks!

Any advice for the streaming?
    
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get better upload
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Anything to do with recording your game footage, is ultimately affected by the speed of your hard drive, and where the file is allocated to.
Your FRAPs footage is being recorded amidst 1TB of Windows Partition, to get the best FPS while recording, you really need a small Partition at the beginning of a fast HDD (The first Partition made) [maybe get a 1TB Samsung F3 and use it as a secondary with a small partition exclusively for recording], RAID or an SDD.

What kinda FPS are you getting prior to recording, then what does it drop to?

The only thing I can suggest other than the HDD situation is as above, drop the framrate FRAPs will record at and half the window size.

Streaming will be appalling quality, it's the best it can do and has to account for varying systems and internet bandwidth.
 
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no need to apologise i uinderstood it very clearly now

i'm not very familiar with the use of fraps, but i'm downloading it and will try to record a few minutes of play to see how it works

The only thing i can think of as of now, is that with fraps, as you are recording locally to a local destination, framerate will drop naturally, however it shouldn't steal you enough frames to decrease playability. When streaming to the internet, you must be using some kind of client application to record the desktop and send it at the same time, no? maybe fraps also, don't know but, what i want to say is that, the online quality output is understandibly lower, and with a limit framerate, maybe 25 FPS...

Have you checked the output settings in the recording/streaming app, if there is any for you to set?

On my way to test Fraps
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As for Fraps, did you check that little box that says "Lock framerate"? if you did, uncheck it, it will force your FPS to the setting you've set above. If already unchecked, set the framerate to the minimum you would accept and set the image to half-size just like sid0972 and EvoBeardy just said, and you will be set .

As for streaming, i think you might need to do some adjustments to the output quality too... Your upload speed isn't much, but should be able to sustain a 640x480 window just fine... There are a users with a lot worst connections that can stream live TV at this resolution...
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