How to allocate more RAM to Minecraft
Minecraft is usually a frugal game in terms of performance. But if you crank up the settings and maybe want to use shaders and mods, you will quickly notice that the FPS goes down the drain. Therefore, we would like to show you how to allocate more RAM to Minecraft. By default, the software only has 2GB. However, today’s computers often have up to 64 gigabytes. So why not allocate more RAM to Minecraft and artificially hold the game back. We will show you how to increase the RAM in easy to understand steps.
But be careful: Do not allocate the complete RAM!
Giving the game lots of resources is good, but please don’t give it all! Keep in mind that your computer has other work to do in the background. If the RAM is exhausted, your PC might start to stutter. We therefore recommend that you always leave at least 20% of RAM to the computer, so that it can do other important calculations besides the game.
- Launch the Minecraft Launcher
- Select Minecraft Java Edition
- Click on the “Installations” tab at the top of the page
- Click on the 3 dots next to the version you want to install and select “Edit”
- Click on “More options”
- Under “JVM arguments” you will find this command: -Xmx2G
- The 2 stands for the 2 gigabytes used by default. Change the number as it is convenient for you
- Click on Save
As you can see, it is very easy to give Minecraft more RAM even without programming knowledge. We hope to have helped you with this, so that you can play smoothly in the future! Also check out Youtube, because there you will find many more useful tutorials from us! And now have fun playing Minecraft!
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