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Would My Gaming Pc Lag A Lot With Fraps

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August 31, 2013 2:00:30 PM

I plan on recording in either windows mode (depending on how well I can handle full screen)

these are my specs

CPU: AMD FX-8350 Black Edition
MotherBoard: Asus M5A97 R2.0
Memory: Corsair Vengence 8GB
Storage: Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive X 2
Video Card: MSI HD7950 TwinFrozr OC Boost Edition AMD Graphics Card - 3GB

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a b 4 Gaming
August 31, 2013 2:02:09 PM

What games are you planning to record?
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a b 4 Gaming
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August 31, 2013 2:03:18 PM

FRAPS lags ALOT for me. I suggest you try the video recorder in MSI afterburner.
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August 31, 2013 2:03:48 PM

iNova said:
What games are you planning to record?


TF2, DMC, Sleeping dogs and some next gen ones if I can run them
plus others. just haven't decided on what I'm gonna buy
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a b 4 Gaming
August 31, 2013 2:05:07 PM

You should be able to record them at Medium-High Settings, probably NOT max. You can try it though.
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August 31, 2013 2:09:13 PM

iNova said:
You should be able to record them at Medium-High Settings, probably NOT max. You can try it though.



any good Alternatives to Fraps that might not lag a lot while giving me good quality?
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August 31, 2013 2:10:07 PM

HowToEatBurgers said:
iNova said:
You should be able to record them at Medium-High Settings, probably NOT max. You can try it though.



any good Alternatives to Fraps that might not lag a lot while giving me good quality?

MSI afterburner

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a b 4 Gaming
August 31, 2013 2:13:11 PM

smeezekitty said:
HowToEatBurgers said:
iNova said:
You should be able to record them at Medium-High Settings, probably NOT max. You can try it though.



any good Alternatives to Fraps that might not lag a lot while giving me good quality?

MSI afterburner



No.... Just No...
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a b 4 Gaming
August 31, 2013 2:13:33 PM

HowToEatBurgers said:
iNova said:
You should be able to record them at Medium-High Settings, probably NOT max. You can try it though.



any good Alternatives to Fraps that might not lag a lot while giving me good quality?


DxTory
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a b 4 Gaming
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August 31, 2013 2:14:35 PM

you should have few issues with that build. fraps tends to like some games more than others but as long as you dont use the frame limiter. you shouldnt have much in the way of added lag regardless of settings... the 7950 is a very capable gfx cards so theres no reason you shouldnt be able to max out most games and use fraps. but as said try other capture software. you may get better results or smoother playback.
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August 31, 2013 2:19:36 PM

HEXiT said:
you should have few issues with that build. fraps tends to like some games more than others but as long as you dont use the frame limiter. you shouldnt have much in the way of added lag regardless of settings... the 7950 is a very capable gfx cards so theres no reason you shouldnt be able to max out most games and use fraps. but as said try other capture software. you may get better results or smoother playback.


yeah I'm going to try both Bandicam and Fraps if I have to I'll lower the settings while recording or just record at 30fps (if I can 60)

what other recorders are there that are good besides DXtory cause to me that looks complicated
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August 31, 2013 2:26:04 PM

Would there be less lag if I recorded the Fraps file into my other 1Tb hdd
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a b 4 Gaming
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August 31, 2013 2:42:20 PM

iNova said:
smeezekitty said:
HowToEatBurgers said:
iNova said:
You should be able to record them at Medium-High Settings, probably NOT max. You can try it though.



any good Alternatives to Fraps that might not lag a lot while giving me good quality?

MSI afterburner



No.... Just No...

Why not?

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August 31, 2013 2:45:45 PM

smeezekitty said:
iNova said:
smeezekitty said:
HowToEatBurgers said:
iNova said:
You should be able to record them at Medium-High Settings, probably NOT max. You can try it though.



any good Alternatives to Fraps that might not lag a lot while giving me good quality?

MSI afterburner



No.... Just No...

Why not?



I decided on using Mirillis Action, heard good things about this, may torrent it to see if it's worth the money then buy it
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a b 4 Gaming
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August 31, 2013 3:26:37 PM

yes. if you record onto an alterantive drive not just a different partition you will get smoother results while playing.
as for what 2 use you already have the 1s i would recommend in fraps and bandicam. im not a fan of the msi 1 as it keeps conflicting with bf3.
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August 31, 2013 3:32:02 PM

HEXiT said:
yes. if you record onto an alterantive drive not just a different partition you will get smoother results while playing.
as for what 2 use you already have the 1s i would recommend in fraps and bandicam. im not a fan of the msi 1 as it keeps conflicting with bf3.


Also is my CPU ok
someone told me it was bad and I'm not sure if there just an intel fanboy or serious
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a b 4 Gaming
a b U Graphics card
August 31, 2013 3:35:19 PM

that guy is a fanboi. theres nothing wrong with your cpu for gaming. it runs 8 threads so has plenty of grunt to play games and stream. in fact many of the guys on twitch are moving over to amd because they offer a smoother streaming experiance over the intel 4 and 2x4 hyperthreaded cpus.
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August 31, 2013 3:40:55 PM

HEXiT said:
that guy is a fanboi. theres nothing wrong with your cpu for gaming. it runs 8 threads so has plenty of grunt to play games and stream. in fact many of the guys on twitch are moving over to amd because they offer a smoother streaming experiance over the intel 4 and 2x4 hyperthreaded cpus.


Alright thanks
like what you and others have said I'll try different ones (Fraps, Bandicam & Mirril Action) and just buy the one that works the best (Or torrent....I'm joking O_o)
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a b 4 Gaming
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August 31, 2013 7:37:54 PM

most of them have free versions or trials so no need to pirate them to try em out. just be aware that the free versions will likely be limited in some way.
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