We understand how frustrating it is that you still have pretty low FPS even on your high-end PC. And we’re here to help. In this article, we gather some methods on how you can boost FPS in Minecraft without delving into much-advanced settings.

Try these methods:

You might not need to try them all; simply work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Close RAM-intensive tasks
  2. Update your graphics driver
  3. Change in-game settings
  4. Disable fullscreen optimizations
  5. Set javaw.exe to high priority
  6. Install mods

Method 1: Close RAM-intensive tasks

RAM-intensive tasks like web browsers and word processors can use a lot of memory and thus, might cause low FPS on your games. So you can end those tasks while gaming.

1) Press the Windows logo key and R together on your keyboard and type taskmgr.

open task manager

2) Under the Processes tab, right-click on the task you want to close and select End task.

close RAM intensive tasks increase FPS in Minecraft

Method 2: Update your graphics driver

Graphics cards help everything visually display properly on your computer. And your graphics driver helps get the most out of your device. If it is outdated, you wouldn’t be able to have a decent FPS even though you’re having a high-end PC to play Minecraft.

There are mainly two ways you can update your graphics driver: manually or automatically.

Option 1: Manually update your graphics drivers

To update your graphics drivers, you need to check the drivers installed on your computer first. Then go to the manufacturer’s website to download and install the correct drivers corresponding with your system. You can do this by following these steps:

1) Press the Windows logo key and R together on your keyboard to bring up the Run box.

2) Type dxdiag in the box and hit Enter.

open device manager

3) When the window prompts, select the Display tab and now take notes on the Name & Manufacturer of your display adapter.

4) Click the link based on your needs to download and install the drivers manually.


Option 2: Automatically update your graphics drivers (recommended)

As described above, manually updating your graphics driver would require a certain level of computer knowledge and can be a headache if you aren’t tech-savvy. Therefore, we would like to recommend you use Driver Easy, an automatic driver updater. With Driver Easy, you don’t need to waste your time hunting for driver updates as it will take care of the busy work for you.

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any outdated or missing drivers.

update drivers; scan now

3) Click Update All. Driver Easy will then download and update all your outdated and missing device drivers, giving you the latest version of each, direct from the device manufacturer.

This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money-back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All. If you don’t want to upgrade to the Pro version, you can also update your drivers with the FREE version. All you need to do is to download them one at a time and manually install them.

The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support. If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com.

After that, play Minecraft and check if the problem is solved. If not, move on to the next method.

Method 3: Change in-game settings

Sometimes the video settings by default might not provide you with great gaming performance. So changing it in the game’s Options menu can make your gameplay smoother.

Below are the video settings you’re supposed to change:

Render Distance4 Short
Graphics Fast
Smooth LightingNone
Max FramerateMax

After applying the changes, play the game. If this doesn’t enhance the performance, try the next method.

Method 4: Disable fullscreen optimizations

When you have trouble with FPS, you can try disabling fullscreen optimizations to help you solve the problem.

1) Right-click on the Minecraft shortcut on your desktop and select Properties.

Disable fullscreen optimizations, increase FPS in Minecraft

2) Select the Compatibility tab, check Disable fullscreen optimizations, and click Apply.

Disable fullscreen optimizations, increase FPS in Minecraft

Now launch the game to check if it does the trick. If not, move on to the next method.

Method 5: Set javaw.exe to high priority

Setting javaw.exe to high priority is proven to be working for some players. So if you want to make Minecraft perform better, give it a shot.

1) Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc together on your keyboard to open Task Manager.

2) Under the Details tab, right-click on javaw.exe, then Set priority > High.

Method 6: Install mods

There’re certain mods that are specifically for the increase in FPS. So you can install them to improve your game performance.

Download the mods

BetterFps and Optifine are gaining more popularity among players to boost FPS in Minecraft. So below are the download links for you to access the mods. Choose one of them and select the version that corresponds with your Minecraft.


To avoid incompatibility issues, we recommend you download one of them instead of both.

Install the mods

You can follow the instructions below to install the mods:

1) Download and install Minecraft Forge. (You can skip this step if you’ve installed Forge.)

Navigate to the Download Recommended section and click Installer. After that, follow the on-screen instructions to download and install it.

Install Forge

Here we recommend you download the recommended version of Forge because the latest version would have some unresolved bugs.

2) Press the Windows logo key and R together on your keyboard to bring up the Run box. Type %appdata% and hit Enter.

install mods increase FPS in Minecraft

3) Go to folder /.minecraft/mods.

4) Put the jar file of the mods you installed into the mods folder and then run Minecraft.

So these are the methods for increasing FPS in Minecraft. Hopefully, they work for you and your game looks better and smoother! If you have any ideas or questions, please leave a comment below.

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