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Fraps Recording Lag on new $1000 PC?...

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March 8, 2012 10:40:57 PM

This is really getting on my nerves. I've got a pretty good PC I've just built. Here are the important specs-
CPU: Phenom II X4 970
Graphics Card: GTX 570 OCed
RAM: 8GB Corsair 1866 MHz memory
Main HD: Western Digital 250gb Caviar Blue
Second HD: Corsair 60GB Force 3 SSD

I've tried everything. I went as far as upgrading from a GTX 560 to a GTX 570 and getting that extra SSD for the sole purpose of being able to record and, for instance, if I try to record fullscreen Minecraft (23" Asus monitor) I ALWAYS lag at 14 FPS with a considerate 1 second lag between my mouse/keyboard and what happens on the screen. I got the SSD because I saw others saying their problems were solved by recording to a second hard drive. Still at 14 FPS and I made sure I was recording to the SSD. From my standpoint, I'm baffled. I've got a perfectly great modern PC that runs everything I throw at it... except recording any gameplay from even a simple game like Minecraft. Can anyone help me out? I'd be extremely grateful...

Thanks in advance for ANY help and you can be sure I'll choose a "Best Answer" to anyone who'll solve my problem. This has been troubling me for the past 2 months or so. The video card drivers are updated to the latest. I just can't seem to pinpoint the problem...

I appreciate any help, thanks-
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March 8, 2012 11:08:58 PM

try messing around with the fraps settings. i cant see why you would be having trouble . my computer is almost the same as yours but i get a solid 60 fps recording minecraft. Is the cpu overheating while you record?
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March 8, 2012 11:38:48 PM

I've tried 30 fps with half-sized resolutions. Same exact result. Always the 14 fps with choppy recording and peripheral (mouse/keyboard) lag.
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March 8, 2012 11:41:08 PM

Just recorded for 30 seconds on Fraps while recording CPU temp. Went from 41 degrees to 42 degrees. No idea what the problem is.
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March 9, 2012 1:59:57 PM

Oh and what's strange is that when I watch the video after I recorded it, the video would be extremely smooth and Fraps would be telling me that it's going at 60 FPS. I mean the video is smooth as butter, no hiccups. But while I'm recording, it's hell. I've already explained how horrible it is when I try to record. VERY choppy... I'm just dumbfounded... If anyone could help I would be very grateful.
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March 9, 2012 9:44:01 PM

Is there any information on this?... Any speculations or guesses?
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March 10, 2012 2:13:18 PM

Did you uncheck 'Lock framerate while recording'? That was giving me issues, because I was dumb and didn't notice it. Now I can play BF3 and record at 40 FPS. Yippi.
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March 10, 2012 2:14:17 PM

Also don't record to a external hard-drive. It causes lag too.
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March 11, 2012 3:27:44 AM

I'm recording to a seperate SSD/ Not an external hard drive and neither should have problems with recording to them unless they're extremely slow or broken.
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March 11, 2012 3:29:23 AM

And yes, it's one of the first things I tried... ugh so frustrating...
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