For some people, this just isn't an option. Besides, its not really that bad. It definitely isn't ideal but there is no necessity for 4GB, and definitely not 8GB. I can run 256x texture packs on max settings with 3GB.
2GB should be enough as long as you stay mindful of processes running in the background.
I couldn't imagine having less than 1 GB. Having 2 GB of ram is usually adequate for most things but is frustrating at times. Minecraft generally runs pretty well on 2GB ram for me at least, but I wish it was better. Just get 4 at least.
Well i run on minecraft on max setting 100% of the time with:
Microsoft Windows 7 Windows 7 Pro 64 and 32bit - Have two HDD's and processor is capable with both
ASUS P5G41T-M-LX G41 DDR3 Motherboard
24” LG E2441V-BN 5ms HDMI DVI LED Monitor
1GB ATI RadeonHD 5670 PCI-E Graphics Card
Intel Dual Core E6600 3.06Ghz 775pin - sometimes when playing minecraft i overclock it to 3.86ghz
2x WD Caviar Black 1 TB SATA 7200rpm 64mb cache with SATA 6 Gb/s connection
8GB DDR3 1333 Memory (2x 4GB Patriot PC3-10666 (1333MHz) Enhanced Latency - Patriot G2 Series)
I'd suggest getting a new computer, really. DDR2 memory is starting to go up in price quite a bit (similar how DDR went up after DDR2 was the standard for a while) and pouring money into a hunk of junk is never a good idea.
But if you really have no other choice get 2GB. You don't need 4GB, or rather, you couldn't handle 4GB worth of programs with the processor you're using.
this, 2gb is max for your computer and minimum for new programs, so it'll be a tight squeeze, but it will GREATLY improve both minecraft and just everyday use on your computer
ok please help my minecraft is so slow!!! the fps drops down to two i will buy some rams today but i dont know how much(or many i suk at gramr) so please help!
i use shaders :Sildurs Vibrant shaders 1.03 max. celshading
mods : alot idon even know
texturepacks : sandy dreams or something like that
i HAVE Optifine it doesent do anything
i run minecraft 1.7.10formods on windows 7 pro
my specs as i know:
4gb ram 3 usable
core TM2 duo processor E7500 2.93GHz 2.13GHz
Video card: AMD readeon HD 5450
so what do i need to upgrade i run at about 18 fps
and when i install shaders its 2 fps!!
No help allowed ask your own question of it or even better, go look for a answer. 2 GB of memory(RAM) is required but it takes 2 of 2 GB of memory(RAM) So you need 4 GB, That's the minimum of memory(RAM) needed for all types of electronics accept for some minecraft games that just started like minecraft: Windows 10 edition that just started so the minimum of Memory(RAM) for that platform would be about 2 GB of memory(RAM) needed. P.S. This thread has rabies for a little bit unless someone else replies if someone does replies this thread will become a zombie. I have a little fact about RAM with minecraft if you made a mistake, If you buy RAM off the internet or something and it does not fit in your computer and you really want to play minecraft clearly sell the Memory(RAM) for the same price you bought it as and use the money you selled it with a buy new RAM that fits in your computer and there you can play minecraft clearly if it does not fit keep on doing it.
More RAM than it will need won't make it perform any better as long as the OS and other programs aren't chewing the leftovers up. 32 GB is an absurd amount of RAM that most people with normal usage wouldn't need.