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[HELP] Recording With FRAPS

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November 1, 2011 11:49:44 AM


Specs at Bottom

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 )

More about : recording fraps

November 1, 2011 11:52:38 AM

Removed and put above, after i have found out how to edit xD ^
November 1, 2011 3:47:07 PM

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.
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November 1, 2011 3:50:02 PM

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?
November 1, 2011 3:58:00 PM

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

November 1, 2011 4:00:20 PM

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.
November 1, 2011 9:47:37 PM

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)
November 2, 2011 2:54:56 PM

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?

November 3, 2011 12:08:51 PM

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
November 3, 2011 2:44:56 PM

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.
November 3, 2011 2:46:11 PM

Oh, and do tel me about the brand and model of your PSU. :)