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#1

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:03 AM

Hello everybody, this is my first post, so expect mistakes.

After posting anything, here is a quick diagnostic of my computer:

Computer Name: COMPAQ

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)

System Manufacter: ASUSTeK Computer INC.

System Model: AWRDACPI

BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Processor: Intel ® Celeron® CPU 2.93GHz

Memory: 504MB RAM

Page File: 345MB used, 996MB available

I got a Intel® 82845G Graphics Controller.


Now that you got my System Information, le's get straight to the point.

I recently started playing MineCraft a few weeks ago, where was fine and beautiful (as always) except for one thing. I had 2-4 FPS with fancy Graphics and Far render, it just sucked. After a few days i discovered that i could change the options to increase the FPS, i put the settings:

-Graphics: Fast

-Render distance: Tiny

-Limit Framerate: ON

-3D Anaplyph: OFF (obviosly)

-View bobbing: OFF

-Smooth lighting: OFF

-GUI Scale: Small

-Advanced OpenGL: ON

It increased some FPS, and started playing at 6-10 FPS, the game freezed every minute, and when i tried to save the world, it freezed at the "Saving Chunks" screen with the bar loaded. But i discovered something that could increase my FPS, The Performance Package: http://www.minecraft...f=1032&t=290831
I downloaded Optimine http://www.minecraft...t=264418&f=1032
and Optifog http://www.minecraft...f=1032&t=271219

After trying them out, it was a complete success, My FPS increased from 6 to 25. I was so excited about this that i downloaded the Skylands Custom map, and the Painterly Texture pack. I played for several weeks, and everything was fine. Until, i got bored and wanted to play my map.

My map is a Snow covered world with a lot of pine trees, a Taiga biome. I started playing in this map for a couple of minutes when i noticed that my FPS decreased from 25 FPS to 9. It started freezing every 5 seconds and it was pretty anoying. so i decided to get rid of the texture pack, i saved the world and got out, but (as i said earlier) MineCraft freezed at the "Saving Chunks" screen for several minutes, and finally got on the menu. i changed the Texture pack to the default and started playing again in my taiga world, it increased like 2 FPs more leaving it at like 11 FPS, but it still crashed every second and was the most frustrating thing in my entire life.

I tried changing Minecraft to High priority in the Task manager, and even reintalling Java. But both of them were useless... So, ¿what should i do? ¿Should i buy a new computer? ¿Or changing my RAM?

Please, any reply counts. :Diamond:
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:17 AM

503MB RAM? Your lucky to be opening minecraft mate. Your RAM is under the requirements of minecraft. Minecraft requires 1gb I'm pretty sure.

PLASMA TEH JAVA PROGRAMMA! :D!


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Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:21 AM

Lolol 504MB of RAM.  Upgrade it to at least 4GB, then try Minecraft, you'll definitely see a difference.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:46 AM

Your integrated video isn't any prize either.
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 05:44 PM

A friend of mine told me that this problem could be erased increasing the Page File, ¿Should i try it?
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 06:52 PM

Mimz said:

After posting anything, here is a quick diagnostic of my computer:

Computer Name: COMPAQ

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)

System Manufacter: ASUSTeK Computer INC.

System Model: AWRDACPI

BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Processor: Intel ® Celeron® CPU 2.93GHz

Memory: 504MB RAM

Page File: 345MB used, 996MB available

I got a Intel® 82845G Graphics Controller.

How many years passed since you bought that computer???..
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 12:34 AM

Huh, well, it's a litle embarassing to ask that question, but, i bought it in 2005, 6 years, to be precise.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 12:38 AM

i would suggest in getting a new computer or getting more ram. how you are able to run MC with 503MB still is blowing my mind atm  :Skeleton:
My MC server 72.51.38.209:27265

Note: must be on my white-list to gain access so msg me if interested.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 01:42 AM

NO! 504Mb RAM is fine. Minecraft doest take up much RAM. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PROCESSOR!

My laptop has 3GB DDR3 RAM and 2.1GHz Dual, still, MC lags like sh*t.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 01:52 AM

Yeah, RAM doesnt matter as much as people think.  And your question marks are en espanol...
Fantafox: I do not understand your logic...  I thought that slimes were the liquid version of Namekians and they have male and female genitals in their bodies and they just puke out their babies...

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 02:26 AM

Processor? Hmm, never thought about that, what is a nice processor for me to buy? And yes, my question marks are en espanol, but, it really doesn't matter. The point is to get rid of the lag.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 02:42 AM

Shetch said:

NO! 504Mb RAM is fine. Minecraft doest take up much RAM. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PROCESSOR!

My laptop has 3GB DDR3 RAM and 2.1GHz Dual, still, MC lags like sh*t.
My desktop is 16gb DDR3 and 3.4GHZ quad and i dont lag....
My MC server 72.51.38.209:27265

Note: must be on my white-list to gain access so msg me if interested.

My Server thread http://www.minecraft...f=1023&t=321379
My site http://MyGamerBook.com

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 09:34 PM

I know this is a month old, but if your still interested this might help:

If your pc is a laptop, try opening the graphics control panel and changing the processor to "Intel® 82845G Graphics" (if that is your graphics card). It may well be that the default graphics card for 3D games is the "Integrated graphics" which is found in most laptops, and just apply the new settings.

As for the Saving Chunks screen, you may have installed a mod, extra items, possible the texture pack has intereferred. Make sure any of  these are up-to-date with the latest version of minecraft (1.6.6).

When you load up a save game that has used or is using and outdated mod/texture, the latest version of Minecraft will not recognise these but they are still in the game thus causing Minecraft to crash and enter the "Saving Chunks" screen, e.g. trying to open a chest that has outdated modded items...

Hope this helps!
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