Fraps and Battlefield Bad Company 2

Anyone struggle to record Battlefield Bad Company 2? Because I get about 40-50fps but when recording with the latest version of Fraps I still get about 18-24fps.
I run a quad core at 3.6GHz and a 5770 so there shouldn't be a huge problem, and when I lower the settings the same problem occurs while recording. I changed the recording settings a bit as well, from recording settings at 30fps to 50fps nothing seems to change.
I record to my other hard drive, it's a 250gb but right now there's 160gb left.
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  1. Yea Fraps will bog down your frames quite a bit. In BC2 I get a constant 60FPS with v-snyc enabled and once I hit the F8 button it drops to around 40ish and in some cases it gets unplayable when there is too much action going on.
  2. Using a different HDD for recording helps decrease the amount of fps loss, but that still wouldn't explain why I will have 80fps with the settings lowered and 18 when I start recording.
  3. Make sure you set your Fraps "settings" correctly.. I normally set it to 50FPS recording and sometimes I run the game in "windowed" mode just to keep the frame loss at a minimum. The HDD has nothing to do with the decrease in frames when recording with fraps, the software is just not up to par. I have been playing with fraps for many years and have not found a solution to the massive drop other than tweaking the settings before I record.
  4. Quote:
    whats the logic behind recording during gameplay?Youtube uploads or something else.


    I normally record my Dirt2 replays when I break a record at the highest difficulty.. I also have a few funny BC2 videos that are worth viewing more than once.

    I will upload a few tonight so you can get an idea of what I am talking about ;)
  5. Full version of course.. 30 seconds is nothing..

    Bad thing about recording with fraps is the fact that it will hog your HDD, a 3min HD clip can take up to 20Gb's of disk space.
  6. You can use a slightly worse quality for smaller sizes, but it's not really worth it.
    Fixed the crashing, and the settings for the most part. I had to lower my gpu's clocks from 950/1400 to 900/1300.
    Getting about 30-40 while recording :D
    Hard drives do have an impact on recording and editing clips.
  7. dalta centauri said:
    You can use a slightly worse quality for smaller sizes, but it's not really worth it.
    Fixed the crashing, and the settings for the most part. I had to lower my gpu's clocks from 950/1400 to 900/1300.
    Getting about 30-40 while recording :D
    Hard drives do have an impact on recording and editing clips.


    I have dual 640's in Raid0 and have compared it to a single 640 when recording fraps and there is no difference. Maybe you have tested with an SSD?
  8. OvrClkr said:
    I have dual 640's in Raid0 and have compared it to a single 640 when recording fraps and there is no difference. Maybe you have tested with an SSD?


    No, 250gb 7200rpm.
    Tried it on my 500gb which I normally use and I see about a 2-6fps drop.

    Still, I lowered my resolution to 1440x900 and I still get about 40-50fps. FPS seems to jump around with v sync off going from 37, 82, 44, and mid 50's.
  9. dalta centauri said:
    No, 250gb 7200rpm.
    Tried it on my 500gb which I normally use and I see about a 2-6fps drop.

    Still, I lowered my resolution to 1440x900 and I still get about 40-50fps. FPS seems to jump around with v sync off going from 37, 82, 44, and mid 50's.


    Update, I did see a difference in "frame drop" while comparing both drives. It wasn't much but it helped keep it at around 45FPS most of the time. I tried uploading my current clips but the files were over the 500MB limit :( . Going to convert the videos to mkv/avi and reduce the size.
  10. OvrClkr said:
    Update, I did see a difference in "frame drop" while comparing both drives. It wasn't much but it helped keep it at around 45FPS most of the time. I tried uploading my current clips but the files were over the 500MB limit :( . Going to convert the videos to mkv/avi and reduce the size.

    Well, I messed around with alt+enter a few times since I would go at 1680x1050 and get only 20-30fps.
    It seems the game itself is buggy?
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