Solved FRAPS? Tags: PC gaming FPS Video Games Last response: March 8, 2010 11:14 PM in Video Games Share MAB1994 February 22, 2010 8:03:39 PM What is FRAPS and what exactly does it do, and why does it slow down the fps? More about : fraps | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove JDV28 February 22, 2010 8:07:04 PM It does not slow down your fps. its just puts your fps in the corner of your screen so that you know what fps you are getting. You can also record gameplay and take screenshots with it. | Report abuse MAB1994 February 22, 2010 8:30:23 PM then why do people say two diferent fps's when benchmarking a game? one with fraps and the other without. | Report abuse JDV28 February 22, 2010 8:38:41 PM I havent seen that. but im going to assume that its either before/after some sort of hardware change, or that one is a guess and the other is the actual fps they get. | Report abuse Related ressources How to compress big file sizes from Fraps ? - Forum Fraps does not work with Crysis - Forum SSD Raid 0 or HDD Raid 0 for Fraps & Dxtory? - Forum How big of an SSD for Fraps ? - Forum Windows Media Player Lags w/ Fraps Video? - Forum Ask the community Publish MAB1994 February 22, 2010 9:21:42 PM ok thx for helping i was just wondering. | Report abuse JDV28 February 22, 2010 9:47:10 PM No problem, i love the program hehe very useful tool | Report abuse Best solution mi1ez February 23, 2010 7:27:51 AM FRAPS can kill your framerate whilst recording video, but should have absolute minimum impact if just displaying your FPS. The reason people sometimes put more than one figure is avaerage and minimum framerates, as well as a hardware change. | Report abuse MAB1994 February 23, 2010 1:18:46 PM AH that must be the reason, because i watch a video of a game on you tube and they list the benchmark with fraps and without it, and with it its much lower. That makes much more since thanks a lot! | Report abuse andy_93 February 23, 2010 7:10:45 PM mi1ez said:FRAPS can kill your framerate whilst recording video, but should have absolute minimum impact if just displaying your FPS. The reason people sometimes put more than one figure is avaerage and minimum framerates, as well as a hardware change. I 100% agree,when i come to record a replay,or record a game as i am playing the fps drop like a stone,but i am not sure why it does that.Does recording hammer the cpu? | Report abuse JDV28 February 23, 2010 7:33:00 PM My fps doesnt drop when i record, and i record pretty often. never noticed any difference and i still dont... | Report abuse mi1ez February 25, 2010 11:00:56 AM Hmmm. I always assumed it was the HDD slowing everything down with having to buffer in RAM. Depends on resolution and framerate you record at I guess. | Report abuse andy_93 February 26, 2010 8:55:23 PM I am recording at 1920x1200,might try a lower resolution and see what happens. | Report abuse JDV28 February 26, 2010 9:45:51 PM i think there is only full or half res choices tho right? or are there more in the options? | Report abuse andy_93 February 27, 2010 8:45:10 AM Yes i thinkyou are right,well i think its half screen or full screen,i have it on half screen but the fps still drop quite a bit. | Report abuse MAB1994 March 8, 2010 11:14:58 PM Best answer selected by MAB1994. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Video Games>FRAPS?> Related ressources: ForumMy minecraft gets laggy while recording with fraps ForumFraps drops 30 FPS when I record ForumNo sound in Fraps videos ForumHarddrive for Fraps ForumRecording with Fraps ForumUploading Fraps to YouTube via WMM ForumFraps ! ForumFarycry 2 FRAPS recording ON makes fps BETTER? whats going on ForumHeadset/ Fraps /Skype ECHOS! ForumFraps with GTA IV only 30fps? ForumFraps recording ForumFraps lag? ForumScreen Recorder BF3( no fraps ) ForumFraps capping ingame FPS ForumPS3, and Wii adding to wired network. More resources Read discussions in other Video Games categories Console Gaming PC Gaming Handheld Gaming Nintendo Playstation Servers Sims World of Warcraft Xbox 360 !