I've been able to run Minecraft on max settings for years now, but ever since a few snapshots
before 1.8, I've been experiencing a strange sort of lag. Instead of the game running slowly, what it does
is momentarily freeze completely every few seconds. The length and frequency of these mini-freezes is
unpredictable, but they never last for less than 1 and a half seconds and there's never more n 10 seconds
between them. I know it's not my computer since I can still run Release 1.7.2 and earlier on max settings
without any problems at all. Anybody know what's causing this and how I can fix it?