[SOLVED] Does a secondary hard drive help with video recording?

Jul 31, 2019
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Hi, i have a old hp dc7600 small form factor with a: Pentium 4 630 , 3GB DDR2 ram , Nvidia Geforce GT710 MSI Low Profile 1GB DDR3 , 80 GB Hard Drive 7200 RPM. Windows Xp Pro..

I mainly use this pc for windows xp games and the one's i play work perfectly : Far Cry : 40-80 Fps Very High 1920x1080 ... But when i try to record a video i get 10-15 fps :( even when i set the game settings to low i get 27-40 fps but without recording on low i get 90-200 fps. ( I use Fraps by the way )

My question is, will a secondary hard drive let me record smoothly without any major fps drops? Lets say only like -10 fps? As i have a unused terrible pc laying around but the hard drive is pretty nice 120 GB 7200 RPM if i'm not mistaken, and it works well.
 

Newtonius

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No, it will help a little but you'll still get significant frame drops. The real performance draw when recording gaming is from the CPU and GPU. You'll have to upgrade the computer entirely to record gaming.
 

Newtonius

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No, it will help a little but you'll still get significant frame drops. The real performance draw when recording gaming is from the CPU and GPU. You'll have to upgrade the computer entirely to record gaming.
 

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