I am really baffled by the MSI Afterburner video capture. I started using it abkout a week ago because I needed to document something happening in the game F1 2012. It worked rather well except that it did not display anything on screen so I never knew when I had it on or off (my solution for that particolar situation was to press it on and off at interval hoping to capture the behavior I was looking for).
I know it should display the frame rate and it's supposed to display them on the top left as per my configuration.
the good news is that for F1 2012 it worked rather well and the FPS hit was much more sufferable than when I use FRAPS.
Today I went to race in one of my weekly leagues where we use rFactor (1) and the HistoryX mod. My ping fluctuated from 1900 to 20 and it was a disaster. Cars appeared and disappeared on screen. So in decided to document the behavior and then yell at Comcast , but I was never able to capture any video.
The only capture I managed to do was a very short sequence of my video folder which contained the F1 2012 clips but other than that, I wasn't able to make it work at all. That's also when I decided to lok in more detail into the FPS indicator uptop. It would be nice to have something display when I press the capture keys.
There is a pretty weird thing I notivced as I was writing this post and I was gathering data to post here. This is the "infor" from my card's MSI Afterburner.
Notice the last line item "Carbonite UI" What the heck is that? On top of everything, Carbonite is set to run at night and there is no interface for it:
Display device : GeForce GTX 460 on GF104 GPU
Display driver : 306.23
BIOS : 70.04.13.00.72
GUID : VEN_10DE&DEV_0E22&SUBSYS_13723842&REV_A1&BUS_4&DEV_0&FN_0
Multi-GPU role : synchronized with master
On-Screen Display server
Active client(s) : screen capture module
: video capture module Active 3D process : CarboniteUI.exe
Anyway below I am posting my current configuration. I am actually just about to install an SSD for a new install of Win 7, I will install also anotehr document drive and finally I may be upgrading my Video card to something more powerful and keep one of the present ones just for 3 screens duty.
OS: Windows 7 Professional Professional Media Center 6.01.7600 (64-bit)
Processor : Intel Core i7 970 3200MHz - (OC to: 3502.34MHz) - Number of Core : 6
Physical Memory : 6144MB [2 GB X3] DDR3-1600 - Corsair Dominator
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
Hard Disk : Seagate ST32000542AS ATA Device (2000GB)
Hard Disk : MARVELL Raid VD 0 SCSI Disk Device (1000GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : Optiarc DVD RW AD-7260S
Monitor Type : ViewSonic VX2235wm - 22 inches
Mainboard : Asus P6X58D-E
Physical Memory : 6144MB DDR3-SDRAM
Network Card : Marvell Semiconductor (Was: Galileo Technology Yukon 88E8056 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Mainboard : Asus P6X58D-E
Bios : American Megatrends Inc.
Chipset : Intel X58 LPC bus : Yes | PCI Bus: Yes | Bus PCI-Express: Yes | USB Bus: Yes | SMBus/i2c Bus: Yes
Bus HyperTransport: No | Bus QPI:Yes | Bus CardBus :No | Bus FireWire:Yes