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How to Boost Minecraft Speed

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Level 39 : Artisan Pokémon
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Hello Planet Minecraft!

I decided to give how I deal with my crappy computer while playing Minecraft. First i have a Windows XP, HP Mini, 32 bit and 0.98 GB of ram. Pretty crap huh? Well, Minecraft works fine for me.

1) Download Optifine!

Optifine is a mod that takes a while to update to a new Minecraft version, but I can deal with that. Optifine is better than Superman when you are enjoying some Minecraft. Optifine boosts your fps (Frames Per Second) which is a great place to start.

2) Put render distance to tiny!

You don't necessarily have to do this depending on your computer. Normal or short distance works fine for me sometimes so you can deal with that. If you are bothered you can't see things far away, download Rei's Minimap to get a good view of your world.

3) Use 16x16!

Don't use HD Texture Packs. Optifine let's you use them, but don't. They can make your computer lag like hell! You don't want that. Also, simple texture packs do not help boost frame rates, so just go with default.

4) Set chunk loading to Multi-Core!

Optifine let's you do this, so use it. It helps a lot. I'm not sure why, but it is amazing for my stupid computer.

5) Buy new ram if needed!

Buying ram is a good idea if you have less then 1 GB of ram. Minecraft needs at least 1 GB so doing this might help a lot. Installing a ram might be confusing so google some ways on how to. You should find rams easily at a computer store.

6) Fiddle with options!

You might want to test stuff, like turn off clouds, turn off fog and weather. You might try to make your gui scale small. Whatever it is just try out stuff. You should always fiddle with Video Settings since that is what makes your Minecraft experience different. Maybe download newest version of Java. It is your computer not mine.

7) Get a new computer!

Don't do this first because computers are pretty expensive. Try other options first then by a new computer if it still doesn't work. Buy a computer that is decent like:
Windows 7
64 bit
16 GB ram

8) Close other programs! by bob4444444444

First request! So bob4444444444 wanted me to put in to close all other windows. Having other programs on your computer might make your Minecraft lag quite a bit. SO it is a good idea to only keep 1 window open.

FAQ:

What if you aren't a master computer geek?
I only know basic computer stuff too. You don't have to know much. just learn how to download a mod and little basic stuff.

Should I backup my jar before I download a mod?
Yes, yes you should. I try to backup my world, jar and whatnot every week, but try what works for you.

What if this didn't work for me?
Then, I apologize. This doesn't work for every PC. It did for mine but maybe not yours.

I hope you all learnt something and this helped you! This is only my way and there might be better ones out there! I put a lot of effort into this!

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Update #2 : by seohyeonmin 09/03/2012 2:48:05 amSep 3rd, 2012

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bob4444444444
08/25/2012 7:37 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
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thanks but add close windows in background that you are not using it works for me to eliminate some lag
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seohyeonmin
08/25/2012 7:41 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Pokémon
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I'll add that straight away!
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Morecraft
08/25/2012 7:24 pm
Level 24 : Expert Architect
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Nice blog. Too bad I didn't do it XP
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seohyeonmin
08/25/2012 7:26 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Pokémon
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Thanks! LOL!
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Morecraft
08/25/2012 7:27 pm
Level 24 : Expert Architect
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anytime! XD jk I actually did do it. But optifine no work!! D: It didnt work after 1.3.1. Unfortunately. Hey man, check out my new blog ? :D
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seohyeonmin
08/25/2012 7:29 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Pokémon
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It should, it is working for me. Optifine has been updated perfectly to 1.3.2! Oh and yes, i'd love to check out your blog
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Morecraft
08/25/2012 7:34 pm
Level 24 : Expert Architect
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It works when I start minecraft. Then when I go on a world or a server, it crashed EVERY time. I have bought a 75$ program that cleans my computer. And my computer is 2GB with about a 75GB hard drive, and only 24 GB in use. I defrag everyday, and EVERYTHING. What can be wrong? And thanks for looking at my blog :)
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seohyeonmin
08/25/2012 7:39 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Pokémon
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If it crashes every time, I have no idea what is wrong. If you bought a $75 program that is legit, you shouldn't have viruses. Did you download a lot of files that might have viruses? Or it might be your internet. Maybe it is the place you live or just the server.
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