Minecraft remains one of the most popular games of the new generation of users, with the added charm that it is available for almost all platforms, from PC to Mac and even to iOS and Android.
It works very well on most devices, although we should recognize that it is always possible to improve it, especially if you have a lot of RAM that can be used.
And that is, by default, the operating system, by default, assigns a small amount of 1GB RAM to Minecraft, which we believe if it has been detected that its configuration in your PC has a total of 8 or 16 GB RAM is.
Although it may seem too complex to allocate more RAM in Minecraft, the 2.0.0 update changed it all. Here we wanted to tell you how to specify more RAM in M craft for PCs, as well as for all those who run Minecraft on the server.
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How to allocate more RAM in Minecraft (V2.0.0 or later)
Although, before time it seemed to be a complex task to manually assign more RAM memory to Minecraft, Microsoft changed it all with the release of version 2.0.0.
Thus, Minecraft now offers the possibility to adjust the RAM supported by the Minecraft executable or the Launcher, without the need to edit RAM files and corrupt the game. follow these steps:
- Make sure you have the latest version of Minecraft installed (excluding the demo, which has a limit in version 1.5).
- Check the amount of total RAM of your PC in ‘Start> Settings> System> About’.
- Start Minecraft by double clicking on the Minecraft icon on your desktop.
- Click on the ‘Start options’ tab in the upper right part of the window.
- Make sure ‘Advanced Settings’ is enabled (green switch) and select the profile you want to edit. If there is only one profile, click on it.
- Activates the JVM argument switch.
- A line of text should appear, including the phrase -X1G. Change ‘1’ to the amount of gigabytes of RAM you want to assign to Minecraft. You should not allow Minecraft to use more than two thirds of your general RAM, or other problems will appear.
- Click on ‘Save’ to carry out all the changes.
It is done. The next time you start Minecraft, the game will use the amount of RAM you have assigned to it.
How to assign more RAM to a Minecraft server
The process to assign more amount of RAM to M craft when it is hosted on a server, is slightly different, since it is not integrated in the executable or Launcher as it happens with the standard game.
These are the steps to perform:
- Open your Minecraft server directory (the folder that contains the file ‘Minecraft_server.exe’ with which the Minecraft server starts). If you’re not sure of the location, look for “Minecraft_server” on your PC.
- Click on ‘Start> New item> Text document’ on the PC to create a text document in the server directory.
- In the new text document, paste the following commands (if you are on the PC): java -Xmx #### M -Xms #### M -exe Minecraft_Server.exe -or true PAUSE
- Replace #### with the value, in MB, that you want to assign (1GB = 1024MB). For example, if you want to allocate 2 GB of RAM, you must enter 2048.
- Click on ‘File> Save as …’ and change ‘Save’ as type in ‘All files’. Rename the file server executable and change the extension from .txt to .bat.
- The file you created will now be the new ‘launcher’ for your Minecraft server. Just double click to execute it. The use of the .bat file to start the server will automatically assign the specified amount of RAM.
It was not that complicated, right? Come back to enjoy your M craft game but with an improved performance compared to the speed you had before.