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Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 8:29pm

FRAPS Now Causing CPU Spikes in BF4?

Last week in my BF4, every half-minute or so, this happened:



In-game it feels like a HARD pause before resuming the action, which... made for some interesting moments as a DMR user. It does not seem to be caused by what I was doing at that time, though it usually ended up happening when I am ADS-ing and trying to pull the trigger ;(

I thought it was my CPU overclock failing, so I dialed it back. Did not help.

It's not due to networking, as you can see in the example picture it happened even in Test Range.

When it started happening it did not correspond to any BF4 patch nor graphics card driver releases. I tried rolling back my NVIDIA driver to the previous version anyways, and surprisingly enough it did not help.

It did not happen to any other games I play, which admittedly at the moment is only a heavily modified version of Skyrim.

I tried disabling all the Windows 7 "appearance" settings (back to Win95 look yo!), and even closing my browser (Chrome) after the game starts. No good.

From that tangent then I uninstalled FRAPS, which has not been updated for YEARS but nonetheless has always worked flawlessly. That fixed the issue.

The reason why I decided to write about it now is because last night when I was in a BF4 server, a player (on the other team :P ) was complaining about the exact same thing. I asked him if he is using FRAPS and he said that he is....

Maybe nowadays nobody is using FRAPS so it is not a widespread issue. At least I could not find anyone talking about it. This post is for me and that other guy, maybe a few more?

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Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 9:27pm

Flaps bad... use dxtory, obs, shadow play what ever AMD got just not fraps

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Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 9:43pm

I don't use it for gameplay recording, just for displaying FPS, which it did a good job at....

I use NVIDIA and I don't know if GeForce Experience has an FPS counter. I can't use it anyways because it hates Skyrim Script Extender.

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Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 10:50pm

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Gerforce has a FPS counter and so does BF4 built into the game, PerfOverlay.DrawFps 1
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Hardline is a fun and sometimes silly Cops and Robbers sorta thing and I think that's great. Or it would be if it didn't suck.


intel best ethernet controllers


ammo regen pls


TL;DR: all vehicles in BF4 are screwed up in some way or another.



I know I shouldn't be surprised that something like that even exists but.... 8|


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Friday, October 13th 2017, 10:57am

Sorry to bother you, but this seems to be the only thread I can find about Fraps screen capture program problems. I have a question about it to ask you guys. Recently I recorded a Battle 1gameplay video with Fraps and later found it was too big, (the video length is just 10 minutes but the output is near 2G).So I downloaded this software as you can see --snip-- to help me compress Fraps videos. But after conversion, the original video file got converted into MP4 format andt hen I found there was a huge quality loss and the frame rate also dropped a lot. I want to know if you guys know any better parameter settings which can make it look good. lot. I want to know if you guys know any better parameter settings which can make it look good.

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Friday, October 13th 2017, 3:37pm

@I Need IMO

Do not necro threads unless your topic is very on topic. Also I almost deleted your post as a spam due to suspicious link added.

And as for your question: Fraps is obsolete and not too supported anymore. Move to use other recording software, e.g. Nvidia Shadowplay or Open Broadcast Software.

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