Thread: green power
September 1st, 2009, 12:59 PM #1
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who got fraps and green power western digital?
i notice when recording with fraps it lagg unusually. say normally it is 120fps then record it will be 16fps.
is it have something to do with the green low power? im just guessing. i dont know for sure what cause it.
whats your experience if you have fraps and green power?
edit: yup, its no way be the green hdd. the green hdd with 32mb cache is jus damn amazing! i open folder full of video files and it loads alot faster than when i have 7200rpm 8mb cache.
i put the fraps to 60fps and now its alot smoother. cause last time i put 30 and fps never go beyond 30 and it make it jumpy. maybe the 30 fps is bugged.
Last edited by anonymous7; September 5th, 2009 at 02:11 AM.
September 1st, 2009, 01:07 PM #2
The hard drive would be the last suspect in my mind.
September 1st, 2009, 02:13 PM #3
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When you record using fraps it will kill frames as you now have to render video and play at the same time.... Best way to speed it up is by using a quad core (well at least a fast dual) and the faster the HDD the better, as the video it creates is uncompressed and large.... (say a minute of gameplay is 1gb of footage).... So you need good write speeds!
September 1st, 2009, 06:02 PM #4
2 or More Hard drives in RAID 0, fast Dual Core CPU at least (2.5GHz or faster at the very least, preferably 2.8 to 3.0GHz, Quad core CPU even better as Aaron pointed out above), LARGE AMOUNT OF DRIVE SPACE (so say for example two 250GB SATAII 7200 RPM 16MB Cache Hard drives run in RAID 0, JUST for recording, game and Operating system off of a seperate drive, so in this configuration you'd need 3 hard drives), make sure to set FRAPS recording to 24 or 30fps (anything larger will significantly increase drive space)
you should be good to go.
for a bit cheaper, grab a 32MB Cache 7200RPM SATAII 500GB Western Digital Black series drive, to record to (Though I still prefer recording to a RAID 0 setup), but make sure the Game, FRAPS and the Operating System are run off of a seperate Hard drive from the one/ones your recording to.
an Aaron, your not far off on that figure for space for video recording in FRAPS, normally I see anywhere from 500-800MB for 30-45 seconds of Footage.
also as another tip, unless you have MASSIVE amounts of Drive space, DO NOT RECORD IN FULL SIZE VIDEO, record it half height, so say your gaming at 1280x1024, the recorded video will be in 640x512, or 1600x1200 will be 800x600. 1920x1080 would be recorded at 960x540 etc.
will save on drive space.
if its a short video segment your recording full screen will be fine.
but remember to also give FRAPS a few seconds or moments between individual recordings to record/encode the video to the hard drive, repeatedly hitting record, stop, record, stop, record, stop, etc etc etc, will significantly increase errors in recording, skipping in videos, and all sorts of other Audio/video glitches.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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