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#1

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:17 PM

Hey everyone hope your enjoying your Minecraft days before Minecon! Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

I'm running the latest bukkit server with Hamachi and I've been having this thing called system overloaded or time has change? crap that comes up most of the time I have a windows XP [Old I know lol Posted Image] but I have a 2GB of ram but it runs smoothly [somtimes lags and crashes] somehow so I ask - Posted Image

How much ram do you actually need to run a server without lagging and errors?  I'm looking into getting a fast and better PC eventually I know I've seen a few  that I really want but looks so exspensive gah! Posted Image

Anyways enough of my rambling let me know what I should know and need before a making the best server I can deliver.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:17 PM

http://canihostaminecraftserver.com/

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:17 PM

It depends on how much. On my laptop (2GB RAM), it can run a server for two people smoothly.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:18 PM

i would say atleast 4gb

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:20 PM

View PostSorwig, on 26 October 2011 - 03:17 PM, said:


I've done this already, the most it said I can have is three people, So I guess more ram more people simples!
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:20 PM

Remember that if you're running it on your own computer, your computer is taking up RAM too. The server requires at least 512MB to be viable, then Minecraft might take up another 200-400MB, then you have all your other programs too. Usually, if there is no lag on your server, you can ignore the overload message - it's very common among many servers and can be disregarded.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:21 PM

Dedicated memory for Minecraft:
500 MB is BARE MINIMUM for a vanilla server and 2-3 people.
1 GB is enough for 10 people, running bukkit and a decent amount of plugins.

RAM requirements are NOT linear with the number of players you have.
Extra plugins for bukkit increase RAM and CPU usage, depending on the plugin.

Beware, you need more RAM if you are running Windows (consumer version).
Using Linux or Windows-server software puts you in a better position.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:30 PM

So If I need all this space to run a decent server without  errors or crashes,

what kind of computer/brand should I look into thats meant to be for gaming and what kind of price am I looking at?

View PostOrtwinS, on 26 October 2011 - 03:21 PM, said:

Dedicated memory for Minecraft:
500 MB is BARE MINIMUM for a vanilla server and 2-3 people.
1 GB is enough for 10 people, running bukkit and a decent amount of plugins.

RAM requirements are NOT linear with the number of players you have.
Extra plugins for bukkit increase RAM and CPU usage, depending on the plugin.

Beware, you need more RAM if you are running Windows (consumer version).
Using Linux or Windows-server software puts you in a better position.

Thanks so is it just the plug-ins that uses the ram as well as the Computers own ram? I have about 5 plug-ins :)
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:02 AM

View PostxXxDead_SoulxXx, on 26 October 2011 - 03:30 PM, said:

So If I need all this space to run a decent server without  errors or crashes,

what kind of computer/brand should I look into thats meant to be for gaming and what kind of price am I looking at?



Thanks so is it just the plug-ins that uses the ram as well as the Computers own ram? I have about 5 plug-ins :)




If you want a really good computer getting a custom built pc is a good option but can be costly, so i would say a new dell desktop. Try to get a intel i5 or i7 processer, and 8gb ram.
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#10

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:16 AM

that site is really helpful i would host my own server for 15 people stupid comcast cap will ruin me if i do :rolleyes:

#11

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:30 PM

That site is bullshit. I put in 10 million mbits/sec for download and upload, and 32 RAM to see what would happen and it said I could host 0 people.

Edit: I didn't see it was in MB, not in GB. Sorry!
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:57 PM

i would say get a desktop (cheaper) and a i7 Core processor and 16 GB of RAM, its a lot but it helps with bukkit servers. Someone above me said 8 GB of RAM would be good, which it is. But.. To get A 16GB RAM PC its almost just as much money used

About..... like 700 for the computer. Cheap. Believe me its great. I can host 76 people: No lag
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:46 PM

You need about 160 MBs per person to run a server compleatly smoothly :)

#14

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:43 AM

delete useless stuff to fasten ur RAM. I recommend the easiest way. But make sure u don't delete important stuff!

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:16 AM

View PostSorwig, on 26 October 2011 - 03:17 PM, said:

that site is a bunch of bullshit.... im running 12 people smoothly on my 4gb of ram.... do not trust that website

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:09 AM

I Reccommend You Buy an External Harddrive for Around 50 Dollars.
External Hardrives Gives you around 20Gb Of More Memory.