How do I fix frap's lag?

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I have a top of the line computer, and I can't even record minecraft.....on the lowest settings, without massive amounts of lag, so is there a solution to it? or is there a better recording software?

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What are your Fraps setting as by that i mean what are you FPS your recording at. And what are your computer Specs? other than that it could be a graphics card driver problem try downloading the newest one.

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I record at 30fps and my Graphics Card is NVIDIA  GTX 460

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There should be no problem.

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I have the same card and I don't get any lag when I record.

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Thats weird, Because minecraft will not record (without lag) GTA IV will have lag every now and then and numerous other games aswell.

 

Would taking my computer apart peice by peice and cleaning it work?

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Taking it apart hum, well it would take away the dust and make it run cooler but i don't think so but its worth a try.

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Are you on half-size? It's hard to render anything fullsize without a fast HDD (10,000 RPM) or a separate HDD.

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Half size like the minecraft screen or the option within fraps?

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Try the opinion in Fraps and if the does not work try half in both

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What CPU do you have? Fraps is mostly CPU intensive. My Intel i7 2600 Quad Core causes Fraps to only drop my FPS with like 5-10 FPS - while recording of course.

I have recently started a Dead Space 2 Let's Play where my fps drops with 5, while in Minecraft it can drop with 10-15 for some reason. Might be the Java coding, never liked it implemented in games.

I have a HD 6850, which is just like the GTX 460 as far as I know.

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Record at 720p, not at native resolution. I have a mobile GTX 460 and haven't had hiccups except when everything is explodin.

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Your processor and graphics card play the most important parts in terms of recording with FRAPS. Having a separate hard drive hooked up (via motherboard SATA port) would be another excellent solution, as it takes the strain of having one hard drive load and save data (from game) and then having to record a huge file onto the same hard drive.

So yeah, the best requirements are:

  • Quad-core (or more) CPU (to allow playing and recording at the same time).
  • Graphics card that can definitely handle the game's graphics you're playing on.
  • A seperate hard drive, connected via SATA port on your motherboard. An external hard drive will not work as well.... or might just fail altogether.