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#1

IamElliot

Posted 12 September 2010 - 08:31 PM



Pretty useful if you have bought the game and you find it's laggy on your cheap laptop :(

These are 3 techniques to try if Minecraft is laggy for you.

    Firstly turn your graphics down in Minecraft options.
    Give more power to Minecraft in Task Manager (Ctrl, Alt + Delete)
    Give more power to your PC or laptop.

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#2

sirflimflam

Posted 12 September 2010 - 09:42 PM

Just be careful when you change the process priority. High is usually safe but you should never set a process to real-time. You didn't do that in the video, but I'm just throwing that out there for any users who might over-zealously try real-time because it's higher.

#3

jcrazy525

Posted 13 September 2010 - 04:15 AM

Good advice, thanks!

#4

IamElliot

Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:03 PM

sirflimflam said:

Just be careful when you change the process priority. High is usually safe but you should never set a process to real-time. You didn't do that in the video, but I'm just throwing that out there for any users who might over-zealously try real-time because it's higher.
Yea my friend does that sometimes, I avoid it because other areas of your PC become very unstable and your PC can crash.  :D

#5

IamElliot

Posted 13 September 2010 - 06:03 PM

jcrazy525 said:

Good advice, thanks!
Thanks for the friendly reply :Sheep:

#6

RockmanavyZack

Posted 26 December 2010 - 01:54 AM

I tried all of these and even using software to make my computer run faster. All of them worked wonders but Minecraft still runs very choppy. Is there anything else I could do?

#7

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 06:02 AM

Thank you, this made it so that Minecraft can finally keep up with me!

#8

ben_kooolguy
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 10:09 PM

oddly when i turned it to high, it made it run way more buggy. why? why game why? :iapprove:

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 10:11 PM

ben_kooolguy said:

oddly when i turned it to high, it made it run way more buggy. why? why game why? :Pig:
Maybe a weak PSU is causing hardware stutter ?

RockmanavyZack said:

I tried all of these and even using software to make my computer run faster. All of them worked wonders but Minecraft still runs very choppy. Is there anything else I could do?
Try Java 1.7.

#10

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 10:57 PM

To be honest i find minecraft runs way too fast, it stresses my graphics card much more than it needs to because of a lack of framerate limiting (Vsync), i get framerates in excess of 700 on minecraft, thats using almost nine times the throughput i need it to (my monitor runs at 85hz), using more power and making more heat than it need to,

also: anyone know how to get the game to Vsync or how to limit the framerate to around 60? never needs to go over 85 since the monitor cannot display that fast anyway

#11

Sonic7145

Posted 16 January 2011 - 11:11 PM

Tomcatzor said:

To be honest i find minecraft runs way too fast, it stresses my graphics card much more than it needs to because of a lack of framerate limiting (Vsync), i get framerates in excess of 700 on minecraft, thats using almost nine times the throughput i need it to (my monitor runs at 85hz), using more power and making more heat than it need to,

also: anyone know how to get the game to Vsync or how to limit the framerate to around 60? never needs to go over 85 since the monitor cannot display that fast anyway

Chances are your driver software will allow you to enable Vsync for specific applications.  I know for sure this works with NVidia.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 11:25 PM

RockmanavyZack said:

I tried all of these and even using software to make my computer run faster. All of them worked wonders but Minecraft still runs very choppy. Is there anything else I could do?

Can't even begin to have this conversation without having a much more detailed view of what your computer is, what tasks are running and what version your drivers are.

9/10 when things are running slow it's because your computer is A.) full of spyware, or B.) suffering from "Windows has been installed for more then a year on this computer" syndrome.

A nuke from orbit is the only way to be sure. By nuke, I mean format the drive and start from scratch. (Get a computer literate friend to do this for you).
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:31 AM

Sonic7145 said:

Tomcatzor said:

To be honest i find minecraft runs way too fast, it stresses my graphics card much more than it needs to because of a lack of framerate limiting (Vsync), i get framerates in excess of 700 on minecraft, thats using almost nine times the throughput i need it to (my monitor runs at 85hz), using more power and making more heat than it need to,

also: anyone know how to get the game to Vsync or how to limit the framerate to around 60? never needs to go over 85 since the monitor cannot display that fast anyway

Chances are your driver software will allow you to enable Vsync for specific applications.  I know for sure this works with NVidia.

ah yeah, forgot about the nvidia drivers options, and yes it works, so does forcing AA and AS (somewhat)

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 05:31 AM

Tomcatzor said:

Sonic7145 said:

Tomcatzor said:

To be honest i find minecraft runs way too fast, it stresses my graphics card much more than it needs to because of a lack of framerate limiting (Vsync), i get framerates in excess of 700 on minecraft, thats using almost nine times the throughput i need it to (my monitor runs at 85hz), using more power and making more heat than it need to,

also: anyone know how to get the game to Vsync or how to limit the framerate to around 60? never needs to go over 85 since the monitor cannot display that fast anyway

Chances are your driver software will allow you to enable Vsync for specific applications.  I know for sure this works with NVidia.

ah yeah, forgot about the nvidia drivers options, and yes it works, so does forcing AA and AS (somewhat)

What about enabling the framerate limiter in the game options?

#15

IamElliot

Posted 07 February 2011 - 05:16 PM

I just realized that my video gained 6,000 views from this thread. Thanks guys!

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 01:49 AM

I used to get a good 200fps on this Epic-Monster of a laptop.
Something went wrong, what i will never know, but now I'm lucky to get 12fps.

:)

MinecraftCreeper said:

Do you think there should be options no lag and lag in minecraft?

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 01:53 AM

Mister_Crowley said:

I used to get a good 200fps on this Epic-Monster of a laptop.
Something went wrong, what i will never know, but now I'm lucky to get 12fps.

:Notch:

definitely just save all the files you really want in some portable hard drive, and restore to factory settings or something.  if you feel unsafe, bring it into some computer shop so they do it for you.  remember to delete the porn first tho...
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IamElliot

Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:56 PM

I might factory restore my PC, do I need a disc or something?

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 01:23 PM

WARNING

i find that if minecraft crashes on high setting... there is a problem
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#20

fordnick0428

Posted 03 March 2011 - 02:54 AM

also try setting the render distance to normal or short.
yes i know minecraft is much better when you can see how awesome the world is but it works wonders if your trying to build something and you dont need to see that far for the time being.

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