I built my system a while ago, about a year and a half or so. I have been recording gameplay videos but when I run FRAPS my FPS drops down so low, to about 10-15FPS, I have only been able to record sort of older games. When I try to run more recent games, such as Batman: Arkham Asylum, it runs great.. around 63fps, but as soon as I start record it will drop to 10.. and then 4fps.. and it becomes unplayable.
I want to record Dead Island as soon as that drops, but I was curious on what I'd have to change in my system to be able to record HD gameplay without a huge hit to FPS.
Software issue was definitely the first thing that came to mind, but I see someone else is on to that. It's not unheard of for this to happen with FRAPS (just google "fraps crash" and any game name and you'll see someone else with a similar problem). I don't know what to tell you, except if you're not on the most recent version, try updating to that, because if you're using a version of FRAPS from a year and a half ago, then yeah, you might see issues with games newer than that.