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Windows 7: How do i reduce lag when recording games? Graphic Cards Below.

30 Jun 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
How do i reduce lag when recording games? Graphic Cards Below.

HELP, i am trying on gaming and screen recording (I already had 5-7 Videos in Youtube) And a couple of them are laggy, I used ScreenCast-O-Matic First and it had less lagg than others, but it has less time than before (30 min. Now 15). I tried on Camtasia and EZVid which are more laggy, my Pc, rather be laptop, is not set on "Best Performance" Option but nothing laggs when i just play games without screen recording.

Display Adapter / Graphic Card :
- Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Monitors & Computer :
- ACPI x86 based PC
- Generic PnP Monitor
(32 Bit Operating System)
Processor :
- Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz 2.19 GHz
Installed Memory (RAM) : 3GB
Windows Ultimate (Service Pack 1)
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Games : Growtopia, Roblox, Minecraft, Terraria (etc.)
Graphics : 3.2 (Lowest)
Primary Hard Disk : 5.6 (Highest)

thank you, in advance, and should i update my Graphic Cards and Drivers?
(Not on Best Performance Option)

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30 Jun 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Select High Performance power plan (Control Panel - Power options).

Also get a second HDD and record to that. With only one HDD you are both reading and writing at the same time which reduces performance.
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30 Jun 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

the graphics and processor are sub par for game recording, the hard drive is mechanical, you'll need a fast hard drive to record to which will minimise delay when recording, an onboard graphics card is not ideal, you would need something with a little more oomph, and processor is a general daily tasking processor like web surfing and light gaming, as GokAy has said, you'll also need a second hard drive to record footage, but if you're willing to check out other software, try Dxtory which has been known to cause little impact on performance while recording.
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30 Jun 2015   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

Do not forget that your CPU will also have load during recording.
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04 Jul 2015   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit

What graphics card do you have?
And your CPU can't handle the workload, I suggest buying a real gaming PC to record games.

Posted from own experience.
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11 Jul 2015   #6


As everyone else has said, your setup is sub-par. I would also recommend you get a good software recorder, just as Dxtory.
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18 Jul 2015   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

5 year old laptop CPU with on-board video, that wasn't good when it was new.

Need a much better rig for the desired tasks.

If you need specific recommendations on a new rig, let us know.... and what the budget is....
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18 Jul 2015   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit

You can record 720p videos with your setup, but the quality would be far from good.

1. Install Bandicam (or any other capture program that supports MPEG-1)
2. Set the resolution to 1280 x 720
3. Use the MPEG-1 codec and set the quality to 50
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20 Jul 2015   #9

64-bit Windows 7 Professional

Whenever someone want to record a good quality, it will lose some fps right ?

If I want to record a decent quality and resolution, enough to appreciate the plays. With what free programs would be sufficient to do that ?
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20 Jul 2015   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

Fraps or Dxtory is your choice but if you have an NVIDIA video card, I'd go with ShadowPlay (Since it compresses a video better than the both)
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