About how much RAM does Minecraft use?

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by SilverSoul1496=) » 8/29/2011

I'm getting a new laptop soon, but it would be nice to know how much RAM Minecraft uses and what the optimal specifications of a laptop would be for running Minecraft without lag. What 'core' should I get? How much RAM? What kind of graphics card? Thanks for helping :)
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by ewok12 » 8/29/2011

Well the minimum RAM i've been able to run MC on is 512.... But thats on the lowest for everything, My main computer I've custom built to have a terabyte of RAM and that seems to run it pretty well.... xD
Other than that its just personal preference, about what precisely your using you computer for!!! xD
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by Sparenade » 8/29/2011

ewok12 wrote:Well the minimum RAM i've been able to run MC on is 512.... But thats on the lowest for everything, My main computer I've custom built to have a terabyte of RAM and that seems to run it pretty well.... xD
Other than that its just personal preference, about what precisely your using you computer for!!! xD

1000 GB of RAM...? I've never seen anything like that before, that can probably have a million games running at the same time :P
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by Emorak » 8/29/2011

there are my specs for my desktop:

RAM: 4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 199MHz

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core 820 (2.80GHz)

Graphics: nVidia GeForce 9500GT 1gb

I have 2gb RAM dedicated to Java and it runs smoothly on full settings, though if your laptop only has 2gb ram don't do that for obvious reasons :lol: it depends really, like ewok12 said, what else are you going to be using it for?
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by noahx44 » 5/7/2012

Emorak wrote:there are my specs for my desktop:

RAM: 4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 199MHz

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core 820 (2.80GHz)

Graphics: nVidia GeForce 9500GT 1gb

I have 2gb RAM dedicated to Java and it runs smoothly on full settings, though if your laptop only has 2gb ram don't do that for obvious reasons :lol: it depends really, like ewok12 said, what else are you going to be using it for?



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by smackman117 » 5/7/2012

All you really need is a good Graphics card. Like a Geforce or Radion that has 512mbs of video RAM or more to play minecraft at its best. I know because i used to use a 1999 personal computer with a single-core 1.9ghz processor and only 1gb of system RAM and it had some old AGP Geforce graphics card with 512mbs of video RAM and it could run minecraft on far. LOL So just make sure what your getting has a good graphics card in it, like one that has 1gb of video RAM. 8-) minecraft really doesnt take too much to run.

So if your getting a new computer then it most likely uses pci-e for graphics, or just it being a computer 2010 or newer you shouldent have to worry too much on running minecraft. :)
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by Fokkusu » 5/7/2012

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