[HELP] Recording With FRAPS


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I have just bought myself a copy of Battlefield 3 and pre-ordered MW3

My aims are simple, to record gameplay, both single and multi-player

Where i have a constant high (playable + a little more) FPS and no Graphical Lag
I will be recording with a Paid Version of FRAPS.

I am willing to spend £450 over the next 3-4 months upgrading my PC, (Acer Aspire Predator Defender)

Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9750 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM <-- When i render on Vegas i run out of memory, even with very small edits (30Secs = still nothing)
Hard Drive: 310 GB x2 <- Hot Swappable Hard Drives
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (3D and Eco-Friendly) <-- dropping 3D for better fps and gaming in general
Monitor: Acer 26" (1920x1080)

Which of these should i improve, please supply:

Size of Increase ( Small, Medium, Large, Must Have )
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  1. Removed and put above, after i have found out how to edit xD ^
  2. The CPU perhaps is the one that I'd upgrade. But it's okay though.
    Maybe the GPU too. The 460 is a great card but you'll get much better performance if you pair it with another 460.
  3. I must add the 460 is a 3D and Eco-Friendly card which is not ideal
    Could you supply links to a GPU and CPU i should buy? and maybe more ram i need some for
    editing with vegas as a run out of memory. i ask as i dont know what to buy because this is my first time upgrading.

    Will you need to know my power supply?
  4. Yes, I would need to know about your PSU.
    Well, since you're probably having an AM2+ board, you'll need to upgrade to an AM3/AM3+ board.

    About $55
    You won't be able to SLi though with that motherboard.

    CPU- AMD Phenom IIX4 970 Black edition

    RAM- Corsair Vengeance 2X4 GB
  5. I'll give you the link for a good GPU after you post your PSU. :)

    The total right now is over $270 which is about 160-170 pounds or so.
  6. Gman450 said:
    I'll give you the link for a good GPU after you post your PSU. :)

    The total right now is over $270 which is about 160-170 pounds or so.

    Sorry im kinda new to looking inside my pc and things so bare with me ^^

    Two Things
    PSU? Power Supply? would this be what you want:
    Power Provided : 750 Watt

    GPU? "Speccy" says it is GF104

    I am unsure about this one - Package Socket AM2+ (940)

    Dont keep things cheap, little upgrades dont need em... i am willing to spend up to £450 (GBP)
  7. I'll provide you with a better board then. :)

    I need more info on that 750W PSU. Which brand and model? How much amps does it deliver on the +12V rails?
  8. Quote:
    raps is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology.Take a screenshot with the press of a key! There's no need to paste into a paint program every time you want a new shot. Your screen captures are automatically named and timestamped.

    Thank you for taking your time to write that.. However,

    I know what it is and how it works, i need to know what i need to upgrade on my pc to allow FRAPS to keep a high fps while recording
  9. ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
    Price- $189
    It has support for AM3+ CPUs. But I'd stick with the Phenom IIX4
    That's a good board.

    However, do tell me if you're willing to look at a LGA 1155 board. More specifically a 2500k.

    if that's the case
    Pirce- $169

    i5 2500k
    It'smore expensive than a P IIX4 970 but it's significantly faster.
  10. Oh, and do tel me about the brand and model of your PSU. :)
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