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How to allocate more RAM to Minecraft?

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Minecraft is a versatile and engaging game, but it can sometimes require more memory (RAM) to run smoothly, especially when using mods or playing on large servers. Allocating more RAM to Minecraft can enhance its performance and ensure a better gaming experience.

This article discusses the steps to allocate more RAM to your Minecraft game in a few simple and easy steps. You can watch the video below or continue reading the article.

Also read: How to improve FPS in Minecraft?

Allocating RAM to Minecraft

Before diving in, it’s important to understand how much RAM is safe to allocate. You can only adjust the RAM in the Minecraft Java edition. Minecraft itself doesn’t need a ton – 2GB is usually sufficient for Minecraft (without mods). However, if you’re using resource packs, shaders, or a hefty modpack, you’ll need more. Here’s how to allocate RAM to Minecraft:

Step 1: Open the Minecraft launcher and then click on the Minecraft: Java Edition in the sidebar.

Step 2: Now, click on the Installations tab to open the versions of the game you have and then click on the Triple horizontal dots button.

Step 3: In the Edit Installation page click on the More Options to expand them.

Step 4: In the JVM Arguments box, You’ll see a code like ‘-Xmx2G’ where “2G” represents the allocated RAM in Gigabytes. Change the number to your desired amount (e.g., 4G for 4 Gigabytes).

Step 5: Finally, click on the Save button to save the changes.

Additional Tips

  • Restart Minecraft: After adjusting RAM allocation, it’s recommended to restart Minecraft for the changes to take effect.
  • Monitor Performance: Keep an eye on your RAM usage while playing Minecraft. If you experience crashes or instability, you might need to lower the allocated RAM a bit.
  • Don’t allocate too much RAM: While more RAM can improve performance, allocating more than your system can comfortably handle can lead to crashes. Start with a moderate increase and see how it performs.
  • Third-Party Launchers: Some third-party launchers like ATLauncher also have built-in options to allocate RAM. The process might differ slightly, so consult the launcher’s documentation for specific instructions.

By allocating more RAM, you can breathe new life into your Minecraft experience. Remember, the ideal amount depends on your system and how demanding your Minecraft world is. With a little tweaking, you’ll be enjoying smoother gameplay in no time.

Also read: How to change the tick speed in Minecraft?

Akash Singh

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