Does this really make FRAPS run faster?

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enarchay
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So I've heard that if you set FRAPS to write to another HDD besides the one it is running on, it runs much faster and cuts down on the lag in-game. Is this really true?

If that is true, would an external HDD work? I really don't want to install another HDD in my computer as my intake fan sits right where a second HDD would go and it would impinge on airflow. Therefore, an external HDD might be a better option. If an external HDD would work, what model would you recommend in terms of lower price?

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enarchay;736210 wrote:
So I've heard that if you set FRAPS to write to another HDD besides the one it is running on, it runs much faster and cuts down on the lag in-game. Is this really true?

If that is true, would an external HDD work? I really don't want to install another HDD in my computer as my intake fan sits right where a second HDD would go and it would impinge on airflow. Therefore, an external HDD might be a better option. If an external HDD would work, what model would you recommend in terms of lower price?

This is not too unsimiliar to what Adobe says to do when you render HD video. I have my HD video on one HDD, and then I have two WD640AALS in a dual RAID configuration. I have part of the two drives in RAID1 and another part of the 2 HDD in RAID0. So, it will pull the material from one drive, and render it to the the fast RAID0 config. So, what you explain may speed it up a bit.

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enarchay
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Check my specs in my signature. I still sometimes get lag even with my current computer.

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enarchay;736416 wrote:
Check my specs in my signature. I still sometimes get lag even with my current computer.

Yes, if you add a second HDD and write to it, it should help. Right now you are playing a game, reading info from the HDD and then writing to the same HDD.

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FunkyLlama;736481 wrote:
why so low PSU? ;<

So, you think this is causing the lag?

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it helps me to record onto a 2ndary drive. definitely.

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I've used FRAP before and I can tell you it's not the most ideal application for recording games. No matter what you use it requires a large amount of processing power and memory bandwidth. Moving to another HDD will probably not help all that much unless the game and the recorder are competing for access to the drive.

Have you tried Xfire?

Maybe with an external video and audio port another device can record?

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