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Looking for any kind of help with this issue. I've tried a lot of things, this list is too long to cover but any ideas from looking at the screenshots below would be appreciated as I'm pretty much out of things to try other than a new motherboard if it's the SATA controller.

Screenshots of the freeze in the performance monitor:

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The line spiking high is the disk activity of the game. And that isn't the only game I've gotten the freeze in. Any insight into what could be causing the games to spike in disk activity and choking the system would be helpful.

Some hardware stats:

i7 920 @ 3.8
12GB Corsair ram
Asus P6T Deluxe v2 motherboard
Nvidia GTX 285x2 sli
Playing games from: WD Raptor drive
Recording to: Samsung 1TBx2 in raid 0

Thank you for your time.
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FRAPS is known to drop performance in many games. There isn't much you can do about it. Recording files in full uncompressed format will take gigabytes of space and will slow down your hard drives a lot. If you find that your losing a lot of performance try recording your videos in half resolution.

Otherwise try out PlayClaw.
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Originally Posted by anoob;12956370 
FRAPS is known to drop performance in many games. There isn't much you can do about it. Recording files in full uncompressed format will take gigabytes of space and will slow down your hard drives a lot. If you find that your losing a lot of performance try recording your videos in half resolution.

Otherwise try out PlayClaw.

Runs fine recording at 60 FPS. This fps freeze/drop is random and only lasts for 1-3 seconds.

Also forgot to mention this started a few months back. Not sure what changed though to start causing this, just trying to identify the cause so I can replace it.
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Okay how about this, can anyone suggest software or other methods to track this that may help in identifying the exact cause of this freeze?
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FRAPS just does that. The way I fixed it is I had to lock my FPS in Fraps. If I didn't lock my FPS I'd have for example 60+ FPS, and then for anywhere from 3-10 seconds it would drop to really low 20s, and then shoot back up. Absolutely obnoxious.

Fraps>Movies>Choose what FPS you want it capped at and check the box that says "Lock Framerate".
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Originally Posted by E-Peen;12974214 
FRAPS just does that. The way I fixed it is I had to lock my FPS in Fraps. If I didn't lock my FPS I'd have for example 60+ FPS, and then for anywhere from 3-10 seconds it would drop to really low 20s, and then shoot back up. Absolutely obnoxious.

Fraps>Movies>Choose what FPS you want it capped at and check the box that says "Lock Framerate".

Not the same freezing, this drops to 0, the screen stops completely for 1-3 seconds and the sound continues. When I say this is random it can happen 1-4 times in an hour.
post #7 of 12
Sounds like a hardware issues then. Could be anything.. GPU, HDD, etc. You'd need to run tests.
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Runs fine recording at 60 FPS. This fps freeze/drop is random and only lasts for 1-3 seconds.

Also forgot to mention this started a few months back. Not sure what changed though to start causing this, just trying to identify the cause so I can replace it.

The limiting factor is your hard drive.... record at a lower res or lower fps.

Do multiple tests with HDtune. Have msi afterburner open and a CPU monitor open to record usage history. Find a normal trend your hardware follows while normally recording then when the freeze hits wait, let the graphics catch up and normalize the gpu/cpu monitors then observe if there is a noticable difference on one of the readings.


Sometimes the game will need to access more on the hard drive to load data for the game. This could possibly be the case. I've noticed in dirt2 which is not to graphic intensive slows down very low because fraps is starting the recording on the HHD. Once a second or two goes by the machine catches up and everything is ok.
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by E-Peen;12974354 
Sounds like a hardware issues then. Could be anything.. GPU, HDD, etc. You'd need to run tests.

I've ran quite a few tests to determine it's not HDD, GPU related.
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Originally Posted by donnybrasco;12974448 
The limiting factor is your hard drive.... record at a lower res or lower fps.

Do multiple tests with HDtune. Have msi afterburner open and a CPU monitor open to record usage history. Find a normal trend your hardware follows while normally recording then when the freeze hits wait, let the graphics catch up and normalize the gpu/cpu monitors then observe if there is a noticable difference on one of the readings.


Sometimes the game will need to access more on the hard drive to load data for the game. This could possibly be the case. I've noticed in dirt2 which is not to graphic intensive slows down very low because fraps is starting the recording on the HHD. Once a second or two goes by the machine catches up and everything is ok.

Thank you I'll try HDtune, can you suggest a CPU monitor? And no this isn't a from a slow down when Fraps starts recording.

Also I don't see how the HDD is the limiting factor. It's quite smooth up until whatever it is causing this trips up.
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Also looking for alternative motherboards to try that are socket 1366 and don't have any issues with this ram Corsair Dominator (TR3X6G1600C8D) ram.
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