Question / Help Best Settings for Low-end PC.

qhobbes

Active Member
@Haikal Prasta if your recording from a capture device, that should be fine (use QuickSync). You should be able to get 1080p30fps or 720p60fps. I have Win10 with OBS streaming and Chrome with 2 tabs and only use 3.7 GB of RAM. Just keep external programs and sources to a minimum. My OBS uses ~470 MB of RAM when completely minimized to system tray. My processor is a year older.
 

Ravinevil

New Member
I am having a very low specs laptop
Intel i5 and I have no other Graphics Card
4gb Ram
So you guys get it
I didnt get a smooth video as it was lagging in some parts and the cursor was teleporting while watching the video
So I did some settings stuff and I got good results
And mind that I got these good results with some background app running as I have classes
And I was trying to Display Record
So here you go the settings
Recording and Stream bits = 2250
FPS to 30
Lower Audio Settings
Yes I saw another persons reply and I got inspired but this actually helped which is why I am recommending people to do it
I havent tried playing a game cause I have exams and other stuff
But you guys can say what fps you all get
So try this out
 

Ravinevil

New Member
I have a PC with very low specs. It has a 2.00GHz Intel i3-5005u processor, integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500, 4Gb RAM and 64-bit system. I want to record and not stream my game. So, I request anyone to tell me the settings that can give me a lag-free gaming and recording experience.

Note: The quality can be a bit deteriorated. I do not want full HD content or such. Just a recording in which the game content is just visible.

Here is a log of my previous COD 4 recording: https://obsproject.com/logs/Hw5thohFf36YzRLX

Thanks,

Regards,
TheMindlessBeast.
I have a Laptop almost similar to you
 

Haikal Prasta

New Member
try 720p with 30 fps with quickync encoder

but think it wouldnt make fun
8 years old CPU
your ram just meets the minimum requirements for windows 10
better forget it , it only makes you angry
Uhhh, but it still lagging. Could you tell me to get smooth 30fps recording?
 

RobertSmith_

New Member
OBS is an excellent screen recorder but if you are looking for a screen recorder that works on a low-end PC. I think you should try AceThinker Screen Recorder. It is a free web-based tool that records on full screen and even just a portion of your screen. I always used this to record my screen whenever I need to present in my class, and it is beneficial and handy.
 

EpicGamerAK

New Member
I have a PC with very low specs. It has a 2.00GHz Intel i3-5005u processor, integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500, 4Gb RAM and 64-bit system. I want to record and not stream my game. So, I request anyone to tell me the settings that can give me a lag-free gaming and recording experience.

Note: The quality can be a bit deteriorated. I do not want full HD content or such. Just a recording in which the game content is just visible.

Here is a log of my previous COD 4 recording: https://obsproject.com/logs/Hw5thohFf36YzRLX

Thanks,

Regards,
TheMindlessBeast.
I have an intel HD 3000 integrated GPU and an intel i5-2410M CPU @2.30 GHz and 4Gb ddr3 ram, it runs mc OK it gets at max if it a new pc (prob not cuz these r old specs) 300 fps in mc and I record it drops to around 40-120 fps is there any way to make it take fewer fps?
 

TheCoolDev

New Member
My PC freezes when using obs for recording...
my pc specs are:
intel core i3 7020u @ 2.30GHz
intel(R) hd graphics 620
4gb ram
 

Vanguard Gaming

New Member
An i3-5005U is a very slow CPU. If you compare say a very good gaming CPU (like the i9-9900K) versus an i3-5005U, you will see that the i9 is going to be 600-700% more powerful. I say this for you to realize that is the gaming standard today.

The onboard HD GPU you are using is also very slow. The standard GPU today is a RTX 2060 or GTX 1070. The difference in performance against your HD Graphics 5500 is that the GTX 1070 is 1800% faster than your HD 5500.

So in summary, your computer is not meant for gaming against todays standards. Its designed for general computing use.

Even though you can use it to game, adding OBS on top of it to capture will stress it out even more. The types of games you can use it for are lower end FPS types. Not for first person shooters that demand high FPS as its going to stress your computer, let alone be unplayable. You need to be doing at least 60FPS to be competitive and to make your recordings look naturally good. Even 60FPS is on the low end. Most FPS gamers do 144FPS and above these days.

Which brings me to your viewers who will be watching your content. Those that play COD do so at high FPS and expect to watch others playing at high FPS. If they watch your recordings, the fluidity and slowdown is going to be obvious and most likely, few will even watch it.

So I think you know this already. You really need a better computer. I just wanted to say the above to wrap your head around what you are dealing with and not to expect much with your computer.

Here's some suggestions on how you can try to make things a little better:
- Turn down all in game video settings to their lowest. Its not going to make the game look its best but will reduce CPU/GPU load.
- Reduce OBS recording resolution to 16:9 ratio 720p (1280x720) or 480p (854x480) and use Bicubic downscale filter.
- Lower OBS FPS to 24 or 30
- Set OBS Audio sampling rate to the lowest to save some bits - 44.1khz
- Avoid running services and other applications while you play. Its just your game and OBS Studio only.
I want to get atleast 30fps in my recording and no lag. I don't care if the video is on 480p resolution or 720p or 1080p just want to be lag free.
Here are my specs:
I5-4960 3.0 ghz
8gb Ram (1 ram stick of 8 gb)
Intel 2000 graphics card

Pls say how can I play games with game capture and have no lag in my recordings. And I know my graphics card sucks.
 

qhobbes

Active Member
@Vanguard Gaming You need to use the QuickSync Video (QSV) encoder. If still having issues, then
 
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