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Very high CPU usage when recording

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February 16, 2013 2:08:59 AM

I have a dual core Pentium G850 and a 500GB HDD 7200rpm 16MB Cache. When I record with Minecraft, and it seems the same with other games, even with Cod4, and Black Ops 2 my Frame rates gets capped at 60FPS. However with Counter Strike Source when I record my FPS caps at 120FPS which is good and not 60 like almost every other game.

I did a test with Minecraft, when not recording the CPU usage was at around 70% (I do have other programs open such as Steam and Skype), when recording it stayed at abut 92% CPU usage and wouldn't go down than 92%. Is this too high when recording? Is it the processor or the hard drive causing the FPS cap? Would getting a secondary hard drive fix the problem?
a c 105 à CPUs
February 16, 2013 2:21:17 AM

your processor is oh alright quality. and isnt made to do multiple things at the same time.

if you want better performance ur gonna need more than a dualcore budget cpu.

February 16, 2013 2:30:56 AM

So getting another HDD wouldnt help?
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a c 105 à CPUs
February 16, 2013 2:31:57 AM


ud need like a new cpu if you want more performance.

a c 448 à CPUs
February 16, 2013 3:21:51 AM

Recoding video is CPU intensive.

Encoding video is extremely CPU intensive.
a c 105 à CPUs
February 16, 2013 3:26:11 AM

yep. def is.

February 16, 2013 11:55:24 AM

It's HDD intensive also, if I got a Core i5 I probably still wouldn't be able to record well with an even FPS because my other PC that has a core i5 with one HDD that has 32mb cache (rather than this one with 16mb) can't record BO2 with a steady FPS.
a c 105 à CPUs
February 16, 2013 2:39:11 PM

no youd be fine. i record with an i5+a 5400rpm and works fine.

so ur incorrect on that.