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Black Ops 2 when recording is at 60fps but sometimes drops to 20fps!

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January 5, 2013 9:09:33 PM

Hello everyone, I'm a 15 year old gamer who has just built his first rig. I have recently bought the latest addition to the Call Of Duty Franchise: Black Ops 2. I have started recording the game with Fraps and it has been at a stable figure of 60 fps, however, after about a few minutes of recording it dropped to about 20fps for at least 5 seconds or so.

People have said to be this could be a bottleneck, but I'm thinking to myself: "It can't be a bottleneck, it only happens when I'm recording. When I'm not recording it's fine.".

I provided a video so you can see what I mean:

My system specifications:
- AMD FX 8350 4.2ghz - CPU
- AMD Radeon HD 7870 Ghz Edition - GPU
- Hitachi HDS721010DLE630 7200 rpm/32mb Cache/1tb - HDD
- 16gb Patriot 1333mhz - Ram
- Corsair HX750 750w/Semi-Modular - PSU
- ASUS M5A78L-M/USB-3 Micro Atx - Motherboard

Thank you to anyone who has read this thread, I hope I can get a working answer!

Cheers,
TechTeen
January 5, 2013 9:40:04 PM

Use MSI Afterburner to record.

Recording performance is based a lot on drive speed. The best possible method is to play the game on one drive and record onto another one. If you can buy a USB 3.0 external drive you should be fine when recording B02.

The FPS drop could also be FRAPS writing two different videos, fraps records seperate 3.9GB files. That's why I use MSI Afterburner to record because it offers better usability and options.
January 5, 2013 9:52:23 PM

That is usually normal for recording with FRAPS. Try changing the resolution of the game to 1280x720 that solved the problem for me when that used to happen.
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