It’s vexing to wait for your game loading. Minecraft could be pretty tough on some computers to run. So in order to make Minecraft run faster and reduce lag, you can read this post and following the tips to boost the game performance.

Tip 1: Change Game Settings

The easiest and quickest way to speed up Minecraft is to lower or turn off the game settings. Below are the settings you can turn off and lower to make the game run faster.

  1. Choose default package
  2. Lower the Video Settings
  3. Change the Minecraft game resolution
  4. Turn off Sound in Minecraft

1. Choose default package

The resource packages have loaded into RAM which will lower the speed of the game. So we recommend using the default package which can meet your basic need.

  1. Click Options.
  2. Click Resource Packs.
  3. Click Default then click DONE.
  4. Play the game to check.

2. Lower the Video Settings

Fancy video settings can bring you nice pictures but it can also make your computer working with more stuff that lowers the gaming speed. So set your game in low settings can make Minecraft run faster.

  1. Click Options.
  2. Click Video Settings.
  3. Set Graphics as Fast.
  4. Turn Smooth Lighting off.
  5. Turn 3D Anaglyph off.
  6. Turn Use VSync off.
  7. Turn View Bobbing off.
  8. Turn Clouds off.
  9. Lower Max Framerate.
  10. Play the game to check.

3. Change the Minecraft game resolution

Lowering the resolution will make the game window smaller, but can help increase your performance.

  1. Run Minecraft, click the menu button in the right topper corner.
  2. Click Lauch options > Advanced settings > Add new.
  3. Add a name then click Resolution.
  4. You can change the size as you like, then click Save.
  5. Back to the News tab, click the arrow button beside PLAY and choose the name you add.
  6. Click PLAY to check.

4. Turn off Sound in Minecraft

Sound is not a necessary part if you want to speed up your Minecraft. Although you may feel a little quite, it’s an easy way to make Minecraft run faster.

  1. Click Options.
  2. Click Music & Sounds.
  3. Turn it off.
  4. Play the game to check.

Tip 2: Optimizing Your Computer

In addition to changing game settings, you can optimize your computer for a faster and better gaming experience.

  1. Give Minecraft more RAM
  2. Set Java as a priority
  3. Close unnecessary programs
  4. Plug your laptop into a power source (for laptop user)
  5. Install the latest drivers for your graphics card
  6. Consider upgrading your computer

1. Give Minecraft more RAM

RAM (Random Access Memory) is an internal memory that exchanges data directly with the CPU. RAM is like a temporary storage area between the CPU and the hard disk. The data that the CPU needs to access and the process will pass through RAM. So when you run a game, the game is actually running in the RAM. Therefore, giving Minecraft more RAM can increase the speed of the game.
Here’s how:

  1. Check your installed memory by pressing the Windows logo key + Pause key together. You’ll see how much RAM space you have.
  2. Run Minecraft, click the menu button in the right topper corner.
  3. Click Lauch options > Advanced settings > Add new.
  4. Add a name then click JVM arguments.
  5. Change the Xmx2G into Xmx4G. Xmx2G means Xmx 2 gigabytes of RAM, you can change 2 into 4 or 8 as you like. Then click Save.
    Note: You can never have more RAM dedicated than you have installed on your computer. And there’s no need to add more than 75% of your RAM for Minecraft.
  6. Back to the News tab, click the arrow button beside PLAY and choose the name you add.
  7. Click PLAY to check.

2. Set Java as a priority

This method may not very effective but it’s still worth trying. Java is important software for Minecraft. So give it enough room to run smoothly will help speeding up the Minecraft.

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc together to open the Task Manager.
  2. Click Details.
  3. Right-click on Java, choose Set priority > High.

3. Close unnecessary programs

Programs in the background can have an impact on Minecraft performance. Many programs will take valuable resources and slow down the Minecraft running speed. You can open Task Manager to end these unnecessary programs.

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc together to open the Task Manager.
  2. Choose the program and click End task.

4. Plug your laptop into a power source (for laptop user)

GPU and CPU need enough power to fully work. If the laptop battery is in a low state, many laptops will automatically throttle the GPU and CPU and slow down the Minecraft. For better game performance, make sure you have a full-filled battery or plug the power plug while playing the game.

5. Install the latest drivers for your graphics card

Like games, manufacturers keep releasing new drivers. The outdated or missing driver may cause problems. To make your computer running properly, it’s also important to keep your drivers up to date.

There are two ways to update drivers.

Option 1 — Manually – You’ll need some computer skills and patience to update your drivers this way, because you need to find exactly the right driver online, download it and install it step by step.

OR

Option 2 — Automatically (Recommended) – This is the quickest and easiest option. It’s all done with just a couple of mouse clicks – easy even if you’re a computer newbie.  

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. 
  3. Click the Update button next to the driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with Free version). 
    Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
Note: If you have any problems while using Driver Easy, feel free to contact our support team at support@drivereasy.com.

6. Consider upgrading your computer

If your computer is old and can’t meet the minimum requirement of Minecraft, Minecraft certainly will run slowly. It’s recommended to upgrade your computer to get a better gaming experience.


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