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Recording Question

recording pc question hard drive external

#1 Síocháin Zum Subete   Banned Banned   1929 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Síocháin Zum Subete

Posted 03 February 2015 - 07:02 AM

So if I bought an external 1tb hard drive and set the output folder for my recordings to that, would my gameplay lag while playing or... Would you be able to see the lag on the recording?

 

I want to upload some games exclusive to the PC, not sure what recording software to use just yet. I'm thinking an external hard drive solving the problem of extreme lag with fraps might be too good to be true but I thought of checking just to be sure.



#2 SEH   Paul's sister is an alien CAGiversary!   4037 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2015 - 09:54 PM

FRAPS still wrecks my FPS when recording, whether I have the files set to save to my main SSD, or my storage HDD.

 

If you have an nVidia GPU, Shadowplay is the definite way to go. It barely affects your performance, maybe 2-3 FPS.



#3 Síocháin Zum Subete   Banned Banned   1929 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Síocháin Zum Subete

Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:53 AM

Thanks I'll try shadow play with an external HD.



#4 dravack   For the Red Eagle! CAGiversary!   304 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2015 - 12:47 AM

Not sure if you'd notice any difference in lag... If I might make a suggestion though. Try open broadcast. Might work better for you. I never noticed any lag with either fraps or open broadcast. But, I do like the way open broadcast works more so. Plus it's free.