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 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Related resources [RECORDING ISSUE WITH FRAPS] No Skype audio picked up. - Forum fraps wont record... - Forum What is wrong with FPS displayed by FRAPS? - Forum Fraps, no gameplay lag but the footage after is noticeable choppy - Forum How to Edit AVI files (from Fraps) in Vegas Pro 13? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 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. m 0 l MAB1994 February 22, 2010 9:21:42 PM ok thx for helping i was just wondering. m 0 l JDV28 February 22, 2010 9:47:10 PM No problem, i love the program hehe very useful tool m 0 l 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. Share 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! m 0 l 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? m 0 l 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... m 0 l 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. m 0 l andy_93 February 26, 2010 8:55:23 PM I am recording at 1920x1200,might try a lower resolution and see what happens. m 0 l 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? m 0 l 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. m 0 l MAB1994 March 8, 2010 11:14:58 PM Best answer selected by MAB1994. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedmic not working on fraps Forum SolvedTomb Raider graphics problem with HD 7850 and FRAPS ??? Forum Solvedfraps FPS counter still running after installation?! Forum SolvedFRAPS file size is massive!? Forum Solvedpc for PS and fraps and vegus Forum SolvedRecording at 60 FPS, 1080p with FRAPS Forum Solvedfraps and wd purple Forum Solvedso, Fraps audio recording Forum SolvedRecording with fraps Forum SolvedI want to buy the full version of Fraps but first want to try the free version but I cant figure out how to start recording. I Forum SolvedMassive FPS drops while recording on Fraps Forum SolvedLag Spikes with Fraps while recording Minecraft.. Forum SolvedFraps, bandicam, twitch etc. question Forum SolvedProblem with fraps Forum SolvedWhy do my games have bad fps with fraps? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Video Games categories Console Gaming PC Gaming Handheld Gaming Nintendo Playstation Servers Sims World of Warcraft Xbox 360 !