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So, earlier today I was recording a fair bit of game footage with FRAPS. Normally I have more than enough hard drive space for this, but on this particular occasion I let things run over and ran out of hard drive space, totally.
The game hung for a few seconds and then FRAPS stopped recording. I guess I was out of space, and checked my C: and sure enough, 0 bytes. So, I closed down FRAPS and the program I was running, and this is the weird bit.
13.5gb freed themselves up when I did this.
I'm just curious as to where these have come from. It's on a 200gb hard drive, so is it using the hard drive as slow memory (my PC isn't configured to)?
Occasionally I get weird FPS drops at times when I really shouldn't when recording, so I'm wondering whether the two are related.
Anyway, I'd appreciate anyone who knows, explaining why my gigabytes are being all eaten up in this manner, and whether 'fixing' it would be good or bad.