Random Minecraft Lag Spikes
Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:58 PM
I've been having an issue with the game that is driving me insane. Minecraft runs fine for a good amount of time then, suddenly, gets a game breaking lag that is unbearable.
Here's my system specs before I go any futher.
CPU: Dual Xeon - Irwindales.
RAM : 4GB
GPU: Nvidia GTX 250 512 MB
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Java: Tried with both x64 & x86, both cause the lag.
Mods: Optifine (Only after I was getting the lag spikes)
So, when I play minecraft (about 5-15 minutes in), huge lag spikes start happening, where the game stays frozen for 1-2 minutes at a time. When pressing F3, it shows that the last frame took an extremely long time (so long its off of the window). The first measure I took was to install optifine, it's worked for killing issues like this for me in the past. However, the problem still persisted. I thought maybe minecraft was having one of it's infamous memory leaks, so I installed RAMRush. That didn't help either. I then thought that it was posible that x64 java might have an issue, so I uninstalled it and put x86 java in it, the issue still persisted.
Here are a couple of weird symptoms. First, when the lag is happening, there is a whining noise on my headphones, I've figured out this happens everytime my computer has something huge to deal with, cpu-wise. Next, the lag persists onto the Esc menu, clicking on the Save and Quit button multiple times produces a huge amount of clicking noises on a dirt screen when the next frame finally loads. It does get back to the menu eventually. The lag stops after that. No place else in my system is effected by the lag, only minecraft, so usually I surf the internet, waiting for the game to quit and save. . The last symptom is the most annoying. If I don't completely close Minecraft and start it again, the lag comes back. So, for example, if the lag happens and I quit out to the main menu, clicking my world and starting it back up is an immeadiate lag-fest.
Any help would be greatly appriciated as this is seriously ruining the game for me.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 02:53 PM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:25 PM
Win XP 32bit 2.4 ghz quad core intel, 4 gigs of ram (windows xp only sees 3) GTX 260...I play WoW, D3, SC2 all perfectly fine. Minecraft was on that list too, until recently.
Lowering the render distance and making the graphics simpler doesn't help. I'm running no Mods.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 05:11 PM
At a certain point the driver can no longer allocate memory for rendering and you get massive lag , render failure, or crash.
You can sometimes see OpenGL memory errors in your Windows event log.
Try either updating your video drivers, or if this problem started AFTER a recent driver update, then roll back.
At least one other person on the forum reported new problems after updating their vid drivers for Diablo III
Beta drivers rushed out to "fix" a hot new game sometimes have new bugs.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:51 PM
I think your right about it being a memory leak, but updating my drivers hasn't been helping. Could this be a drive compatibility issue (I think I heard somewhere that some NVidia cards don't run well with minecraft)?
Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:47 AM
btw I've already reinstalled java. I was running on java 5 but I uninstalled and reinstalled java 7 but the problem still persists. Please help
Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:58 AM
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