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Windows 8 bad FPS while screen recording/gaming

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    Posts : 15
    windows 8 pro

    Windows 8 bad FPS while screen recording/gaming


    I run a triple monitor setup and in windows 7 i was able to be playing a game on my center monitor while screen capturing streaming video on the other with camtasia without any lag at all. Now in windows 8 when i do the same my fps is instantly cut in half in the game. The only time i had something similar happen in 7 was with aero on and it still wasn't anywhere near this big of a fps drop. I have all up to date drivers and an identical setup to what i was running in 7. Any suggestions on what could be causing this?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hello and welcome!

    Do you have the latest version of Camtasia installed?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 15
    windows 8 pro


    Yes i do, i setup the codec and everything exactly the same as well, is there something in windows 8 that's similar to turning off aero in 7? I already went into the settings and set it for performance and that made no difference at all. Thanks for the welcome.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 15
    windows 8 pro


    I found another recorder called Mirillis Action that actually records using intel quicksync and it doesn't effect my FPS at all.
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  5. #5


    What video card do you have? Newer Nvidia and AMD cards allow you to use hardware encoders on the cards to record with little to no impact on other resources.
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