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Fraps FPS dips often while recording.

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August 5, 2013 12:34:29 PM

I'll start off with some information to give an idea what im working with.

Small Video of the Issue:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEqssr0je4A

Crystal Disk Mark results of recording drive:

Seq: Read - 193.0 / Write - 179.9
512k: Read - 38.98 / Write - 78.71
4k: Read - 0.677 / Write - 1.178
4k QD32: Read - 0.711 / Write - 1.137

System Specs:
OS: Windows 8 Professional
CPU: 3.60 gigahertz Intel Core i7-3820
Board: X79A-GD45
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
12GB RAM

Drives:
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD 1 (Holding Fraps Program: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD 2 (Fraps Recordings Drive): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Info:

While i am trying to record with fraps playing world of warcraft, fraps will dip from the usual 60 fps down to 10-20fps for a second. During this time the game goes on per usual, and these dips occur roughly 30 seconds or so.

These are my fraps settings:

Video Capture Settings - 60fps
Full-Size
Record Win7 Sound - Stereo
No External Input
Hide Mouse Cursor in video

I have disabled many of the auto update searching programs, as well starting windows with minimal programs starting from load.

Thank you for your help!

and just a side note, I had fraps working perfectly fine a few days ago.

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August 5, 2013 1:31:47 PM

I don't know if I am remembering correctly, but the last time I used fraps to record it split it into separate files. If yours is doing the same maybe it's the creation of the new file which is causing these drops.
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August 5, 2013 1:36:25 PM

I have the "Split movie every 4 Gigabytes" option turned off, and in the sample video the file used for it was just one video.
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August 5, 2013 1:45:15 PM

Looks like a load pause. Every time you have a hiccup something new is appearing on the horizon. Maybe defragment the drive holding your game data.

Make sure the record drive has no swap file using it or anything else that might be reading it.
Disable indexing on all drives.

These should help.
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August 5, 2013 2:10:06 PM

That helped quite a bit! Now the dips are occurring roughly 5 min apart.
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August 5, 2013 3:55:03 PM

Update: Even though the dips are further apart, when it does happen, it occurs 3-5 times and then stops for a while.
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August 5, 2013 5:23:19 PM

Tried doing a test with fraps set to 50fps.

Ran smooth for roughly 10 minutes until getting in combat with one other player in the middle of nowhere, then the dips started to occur again.

Until this time, my fps count would jump between the 50 i set it to, and 100 fps.
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