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April 5, 2013 8:16:15 AM

Hi guys I am thinking about starting to record gameplay and hopefully upload on youtube.I have a full version of Fraps(the paid one) but i cant figure out what settings do i have to use to record battlefield 3 with good quality I know that it takes too much space but the videos are going to be compressed afterwards.
My pc is the following
I5 2500k@4.3Ghz
gtx660ti
8gb kingston hyperX
1b black drive
I am playing the game on a mix of ultra-high settings so i get onstant 60FPS but I cant find good settings on fraps to record with.If i set them to max it is a bit laggy and the quality isnt that great too.Also i have no idea what the loop buffer lenght is but i have it to 60s.

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April 5, 2013 8:44:49 AM

its HD and CPU intensive to record fraps, make sure that you havve multiple HDs. one for your game to be played from, and another to record to.
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April 5, 2013 8:55:26 AM

So not having a second hdd is the thing that causes lag spikes while recording?And will it be fine if i get a green drive?
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April 5, 2013 9:52:50 AM

a green would be a large increase, because then you arent fighting the other HD for bandwith. if you are running your OS AND the game that you are recording off of your HD, then you are easily stressing the available speeds of writing, and it might decide to prioritze the recording, which would cause issues with textures and whatnot in game.
(i have many many HDs, each for their own thing... one for streaming movies on the network (a fileshare as well) another for ONLY pulling games from, another for fraps and random files and backups, and an SSD for OS.)
the only reason i feel that way is because ive actually watched my drives up/down data rates, and if you are pulling games and OS and recording fraps all on one HDD you are sending the arm all over the place... here to read OS, here to pull game info, and here to write fraps... its hard on the drive. (not to mention that writing is slower then reading...)
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April 5, 2013 12:48:09 PM

Ok i will try to get a new drive soon.I tried the mirillis Acton! today and when using it I didnt experience any lag at all it runs really smooth but the bad thing is I need to pay for it.
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