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Fraps recording lag help

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July 4, 2012 9:11:47 AM

sometimes when im recording with fraps it lags alot so i need to lower the quality of the game itself, does this lag mean i need a better graphics card or do i need more ram??

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a b U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 2:51:09 PM

could be graphics card or memory or cpu

how about listing your specs--it may help
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a b U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 3:39:08 PM

Most likely graphics card but impossible to tell without your full system specs.
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a b U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 4:26:58 PM

depends on how you have fraps set up... if you limit the fps you will often get more lag but if you dont you will get a huge variation in fps if you have a low end cpu.
dont bother recording at full rez always use half. or better still dont use fraps use bandicam or quobi. bandicam enables a more even spread across the cpu cores so it doesnt affect the fps as much. quobi im about to try for the first time myself.

hmmm forget quobi it has a 30 second max record and watermarks.
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July 4, 2012 11:38:05 PM

Cpu: AMD-8150
memory: 8GB g.skill
MB: Crosshair V formula
GC: diamond HD Radeon 6670 2GB

i can play on ultra high on most games i have like skyrim and blacklight just not when im recording with fraps
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a b U Graphics card
July 5, 2012 12:23:24 AM

The graphics card is by far the weakest part of the system and causing the lag, especially as I think the 2Gb 6670 is DDR3.
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July 5, 2012 10:25:39 AM

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a c 124 U Graphics card
July 5, 2012 3:08:49 PM

Try running something like MSI Afterburner's recorder. Uses a lot more CPU than GPU power because it compresses it on the fly. With your CPU, you should have no problem.
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July 6, 2012 11:21:28 AM

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