How to increase FPS in Minecraft

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How to increase FPS in Minecraft

How to increase fps in Minecraft is probably the most wanted question we all want answered when our PCs or devices aren’t that good to game with. Even if we know in the end it comes down to hardware specs, there are ways to increase fps in Minecraft by modifying specific things in the software or fiddling with the graphical settings. We can at least make Minecraft run more smoothly than it was before.

There are a lot of common methods out there known in the community that have worked for a lot of players with low-end computers, so keep on reading.

Install Optifine mod

Optifine Mod is a popular optimization mod in Minecraft that has been around for a long time and has significantly improved over the past years. This has worked for even the most low-end PCs when adjusting every setting Optifine has to offer to its lowest option, this mod allows you to gain access to game options that Minecraft has hidden or locked from the default game settings menu which gives the player more options to turn off and potentially increase fps in Minecraft.

To install Optifine you must go to their site: Optifine

Make Minecraft run on high-priority CPU usage.

This method specifically sets the CPU or processor to prioritize a specific amount of power to run Minecraft or any other application set at “High priority”.

This means it uses every processing power to run the game, minimizing freezes and fps drops. The impact on FPS in Minecraft depends on the quality and number of cores in your processor. An old-core processor struggling with Minecraft, experiencing mini freezes or fps drops, can benefit from this and may see an increase in FPS. It’s important to note that other opened apps may run slower, as most of the power is focused on Minecraft itself.

In order to change the CPU usage, you can follow the steps below:
You can follow these steps again to make it go back to Normal, or close Minecraft which will reset it back to Normal.

  1. Open Task Manager
  1. Go to “Details” on Windows 10, or if on another Windows version, find the tab to see your Detailed processes.
  1. Right Click javaw.exe which is usually at the top, then hover your mouse on “Set Priority “
  2. Select/Click on High.

Allocating more RAM to Minecraft

Allocating more RAM to your Minecraft is one way to keep the game from crashing. Depending on how much RAM you may have in your system, this method can be a hit or miss but assuming that you have more than 4GB of RAM, you can keep on reading. Ram doesn’t drastically increase FPS to a significant number, but it does lower the chances of frequent FPS drops and freezes during gameplay.

So, how do we allocate more RAM? Minecraft by default runs 2GB of RAM in Vanilla Minecraft, but having things like Mods would demand more RAM usage, we can allocate 4GB or even 6GB when playing Minecraft with Mods, usually, we want to allocate more RAM as it gives more headroom for Minecraft to use up and keep a stable game running with a lot of complexity going on around your world, so the more Mods, the more Ram which increases stability.

Even without Mods, if your Minecraft world has Redstone creations to massive building infrastructure, allocating more RAM would help you keep a stable game from dropping FPS to minimizing crashes due to the heavy load that Minecraft may put on your computer.

By following this step, we can allocate more RAM to Minecraft:

  • Open Minecraft and click “Installations” at the top next to the “Play” text.
  • Hover over the “Latest Release” or Optifine if you are using it, click the 3 Dot icon which brings down a menu, and click “Edit”.
  • After being loaded into the “Edit Installation” page, go to the bottom left and there should be a “More Options” button.
  • Find JVM ARGUMENTS, which will appear if you scroll down.
  • On the first text, “-Xmx2G”, change 2G to 4G, like “-Xmx4G”. This changes the allocated RAM to 4GB; you can modify it to 6GB or more if you have excess RAM.
    Getting an FPS-boosting texture pack

If nothing is working, a Dual Core Processor with an Integrated Graphics Card is what you are stuck with. Changing your Texture Pack might make a difference, we call these FPS-boosting Texture Packs, or in other words, 16×16 Texture Packs that run on 16×16 Textures. This allows you to put ease on your Graphics Card as it will only display low-resolution textures, this is a beneficial method for low-end PCs which will increase FPS in Minecraft. There are a lot of these 16×16 texture packs available on YouTube or Texture Pack websites and you can try most of the trending updated ones. It’s worth trying to see how it makes a difference for you.

Closing background running apps.

This is probably what we all have done or tried to do, it’s one of the common last-resort methods for increasing FPS in Minecraft.

Minecraft, whether in Java or Bedrock Edition, is a CPU-intensive game. Unnecessary background apps can use many resources in your system, affecting the game being played, if you don’t have a decent enough CPU.

There are a lot of common background apps that players may have running when playing Minecraft which includes Google Chrome, Spotify, Skype, Discord, or anything equivalent, and those apps do take a toll on CPU, RAM, and even Graphics Card usage, potentially closing such apps may have a positive big impact on game performance and improve the smoothness of gameplay. This is why at Method #2; we have to set CPU priority for Minecraft so most or all of the CPU power could focus on running Minecraft smoothly and hopefully increase FPS in Minecraft.

I hope this article has helped you to increase FPS in Minecraft, whether it’s a minor or major difference, getting every possible performance out of your system to play Minecraft is worth it, happy mining.

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