FRAPS won't record at a good FPS. Please help!

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Key_Notes88

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I'm playing Skyrim and I'm trying to record some awesome dragon battles on FRAPS. Of course, my FPS takes a MASSIVE hit when I start recording (from 60 FPS to 15-20 FPS). What do I need to improve in order to get a smooth frame rate while FRAPS and Skyrim are running together? Also FRAPS is already set at 60FPS.

OS - Windows 7 64-bit
CPU - Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core
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Key_Notes88

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Okay so I figured it out, and am posting here for anyone else who might have the same issue. Simple fix actually. Apparently, the vsync, which is automatically turned on in Skyrim but not easily turned off is what was causing the issue. After messing with the ini file in the Skyrim Game folder located in My Documents and turning off the vsync (along with mouse acceleration) fixed it. Now I can record glorious dragon battles at 30FPS, agreed its still not 60 but the change isn't very noticeable.
 
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