How to Allocate More Ram to Minecraft

How to add more ram to minecraft

While Minecraft’s popularity continues skyrocketing, more gamers try to figure out how to make playing it more efficient and enjoyable. Of course, we can’t say that Minecraft, which runs quite well on various platforms, such as Mac, Windows, and Android, is demanding in terms of hardware requirements. Nonetheless, most players strive for perfection and aim to get as much RAM for Minecraft as possible. The truth is that the game we love so much is allocated only 1 GB of RAM, which, as you see, far from being perfect when you have 8 or 16GB of RAM at your disposal.

It is not a secret that some time ago allocating more RAM to Minecraft was quite a challenging task to complete. Fortunately, the situation has changed since the arrival of the 2.0.0 update to our favorite game. In this tutorial, we are going to reveal the secret of allocating more essential memory to Minecraft. So, keep on reading.

How to Dedicate More RAM to Minecraft (the 2.0.0 version or later)

The emergence of the aforementioned update has made Minecraft RAM allocation possible.  Now you can accomplish your mission by simply following several easy steps we are going to dwell on below. You will be able to incorporate the required changes in your Minecraft Launcher, without editing the text files (which previous was a prerequisite to give Minecraft more memory) and thus running the risk of corrupting important game files. So, go ahead and get the coveted memory!

  1. Prior to incorporating any adjustments into your Minecraft setting, we want you to make certain that you have the most recent game update installed on your PC (this recommendation also applies to demo versions).
  2. Next. You’ll need to check your total memory. To do it, access the Start menu and select “Settings” from there. Under the “Settings” section, choose “About.” That the section containing the necessary information about your RAM.
  3. After that, open your game Launcher. We believe that you know how to do it.
  4. Now it’s time that you access “Launch Options,” which is at the top right corner of the window.
  5. It is essential that you don’t forget to activate Advanced Settings and choose the profile you’d like to change. In case, there is only one option available, don’t hesitate to select it.  
  6. Turn on the JVM switch, then.
  7. Once you are done, you’ll see some text line. Your task will be to find the “X1G” phrase and change the figure “1” to the number of gigabytes of memory you would like to dedicate to your game. Still, don’t abuse this option. Keep in mind that it’s safe to give only two-thirds of your comp’s total RAM memory. Otherwise, system errors will be unavoidable.
  8. Make sure to choose “Save” for the newly incorporated changes to come into effect.  

Congratulations! You have just managed to allocate more memory to your Minecraft. Next time you fire up the game, it will be using the specified amount of RAM, which, we hope, will make your gameplay more enjoyable.

How to Allocate More RAM to Minecraft Server

The procedure of giving more RAM to the Minecraft server is a little bit different from that performed on a PC. In this case, you won’t be able to adjust the necessary amount of memory in your Launcher. Still, no need to worry! We’ll show you how to do it quickly.

more ram to minecraft server

  1. Access your game server folder, the one that contains the Minecraft_server.exe file you use for entering the server). If you find yourself unable to locate the necessary directory, avail yourself of the “Search” option and look for “Minecraft_server” on your computer.
  2. After that, choose Home, then, New Item, and finally Text Document on PC. You’ll need to make a text document within your server folder.
  3. Once the document is ready, make sure to copy and paste the following into it:
    “java -Xmx####M -Xms####M -exe Minecraft_Server.exe -o true
    PAUSE” (don’t include quotation marks).
  4. Change the “####” with the number of megabytes (not gigabytes this time!) that you would like to dedicate to your server. For instance, if you’re eager to give 2GB of your total memory, make sure to type in “2048.”
  5. Then, you’ll need to select “File” and choose the “Save As…” option from there. Next, change “Save” as “Type to All Files.”Don’t forget to name the file server launcher and change the initial extension, which is .txt, to .bat.
  6. The created file will be serving as the new launcher for your server from now on. All you need to do to launch the server is to double-click on it. The new extension will prompt it to dedicate the required amount of memory to Minecraft.

Hope your article was helpful! Enjoy your game!  

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