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November 9, 2012 4:09:56 AM

So I have just started recording my gaming and such and have ran into some lag on some indie games, and some new games. I ran run The WarZ, Guild Wars 2, and Others perfectly when recording. Yet when I play other games I drop from around 70 FPS to around 10FPS. Even when I get higher FPS I still get lag non stop. What can i do to fix this. Here is an example of the horrible lag. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTNZmdvFFg8&feature=g-cr...

I am currently using FRAPS
Here are my PC specs.
Intel core i5-3570K
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW
8 GB 1600 RAM

Anything else ask and I will answer hopefully this can be fixed easily.
November 9, 2012 5:40:08 AM

this is not a provlem of your specs or your rig..
This happens to everyone while he/she uses fraps..so don't panic.
If you record at a high quality using fraps, then the frame rate is bound to drop..
But if you record at the lowest quality, then there wont be much fps drop but still a drop in fps is inevitable.....
Check any gaming video on youtube and read its description..

It's always like..
40-50 without fraps recording
20-24 with fraps( just an example)...

Dont worry..coz what u r experiencing is perfectly normal...!!

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November 9, 2012 9:40:05 AM
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Your framerate will drop but if its extreme and consistently lagging I would suggest your Harddrive isn't up to the task. Either buy a new harddrive or get a separate one to record on.
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November 9, 2012 4:04:34 PM

armageddon007 said:
this is not a provlem of your specs or your rig..
This happens to everyone while he/she uses fraps..so don't panic.
If you record at a high quality using fraps, then the frame rate is bound to drop..
But if you record at the lowest quality, then there wont be much fps drop but still a drop in fps is inevitable.....
Check any gaming video on youtube and read its description..

It's always like..
40-50 without fraps recording
20-24 with fraps( just an example)...

Dont worry..coz what u r experiencing is perfectly normal...!!


Yeah but it is dropping around 60FPS every time I record. You exampled around 20 FPS drop though I am getting three times that.
November 9, 2012 5:08:52 PM

darth pravus said:
Your framerate will drop but if its extreme and consistently lagging I would suggest your Harddrive isn't up to the task. Either buy a new harddrive or get a separate one to record on.


Do you know of any good hard drives that would be good for recording specific?
November 12, 2012 3:48:57 AM

Try recording to a SSD
November 21, 2012 11:08:38 PM

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