How Much RAM Should I Allocate To Minecraft?

Minecraft is a great game, but it can be a bit resource-intensive. In order to make Minecraft run properly, it might be necessary to adjust the settings. You can increase the amount of RAM Minecraft uses. How much RAM you need depends on how much you’re using currently and what kind of computer you have. Here’s a guide on how much RAM should I allocate to Minecraft?

Minecraft-game

For knowledge: Mark “Notch” Persson designed and developed the sandbox video game Minecraft, which was later acquired by Mojang. In this game, players can build with a variety of blocks in a 3D procedurally generated world, which requires creativity on the part of the players. In addition to exploration and resource gathering, the game also features combat and crafting.

In this guide, we will be discussing how much RAM you should allocate to Minecraft, and what factors you need to take into account.

System Requirements for Minecraft:

First, let’s take a look at the system requirements for Minecraft. To run smoothly, Minecraft requires at least 2GB of RAM. However, 4GB is recommended if you plan on playing the game on a computer that’s less than four years old. If you have an older computer, you may need to allocate more RAM to Minecraft in order to run the game smoothly.

Processor (CPU):Intel Core i3 3210 | AMD A8 7600 APU or equivalent
RAM (Memory):4 GB RAM or above
Storage space (HDD):200 MB to 1 GB available space
Graphics Card (GPU)Intel HD Graphics 4000 or AMD Radeon R5 series | NVIDIA GeForce 400 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series
Operating System (OS):64-bit Windows 7 or later
Screen Resolution:1024 x 768 or better
Network:Broadband Internet connection

Additionally, how much RAM you need depends on how you intend to use Minecraft. If you’re just playing the game casually, 2GB should be enough. However, if you’re running a server or playing in creative mode with lots of mods, you’ll need more RAM.

So, how much RAM should I allocate to Minecraft?

If your laptop or gaming PC is less than four years old, 4GB is the ideal amount. If you have an older PC, you may need to allocate more RAM. And if you want the best Minecraft experience, 8GB is recommended for servers, and 4GB is recommended for creative mode with mods. Keep these things in mind when allocating RAM to Minecraft, and you’ll be able to enjoy the game without any lag or glitches.

How much RAM should I allocate to the Minecraft server?

The short answer is: “It depends.” It really does depend on the type of server you want to run, how many players will be in your game or world at one time, and how many other progRAMs you’re running alongside the Minecraft server.

How to Allocate RAM using the default ‘Minecraft’ launcher?

Minecraft launcher is a very poorly made piece of software, it’s very simple and does not have many settings.

Minecraft launcher allocates the RAM automatically and loads your modpack in a fraction of a second, which is exactly why most people use it. There are better launchers out there, but this one is free and all you need to get started with modded Minecraft.

So let’s see how we can allocate the RAM using the default Minecraft Launcher:

STEP 1: Startup your ‘Minecraft’ launcher, create a new profile if necessary (do so by clicking ‘New Profile’) and select version 1.11 or higher from the list of versions.

STEP 2: Download not enough items (NEI) plugin for your Minecraft version:

  1. Click the “Options” button near the bottom-left of the NEI window.
  2. In the “Memory Settings” tab, set a value for “JVM Arguments“. The value you should use depends on how much RAM your laptop or computer has.
  3. If you have 4GB or more of RAM, type -Xmx4G into the text box and click “Okay“. This will allocate 4GB of RAM to Minecraft.
  4. If you have less than 4GB of RAM, type -Xmx2G into the text box to allocate 2GB of RAM to Minecraft.
  5. Click “Launch” and your mod pack will start up with the allocated amount of RAM.

That’s all there is to it! You can now enjoy modded Minecraft with a bit more peace of mind, knowing that your computer isn’t going to crash because you ran out of memory.

How much RAM should I allocate to the modded Minecraft server?

For players with 1GB of RAM or less, give the server 1.5 to 2GB of RAM. For 2GB of RAM or more, allocate 2 to 2.5GB of RAM. If you are running a modpack with less than 10 mods and have at least 4GB of RAM or more, allocate 2GB of RAM or more. If you have a modern multicore CPU and 

if you have 4 or more GB of RAM and a fast hard drive, and if you are running a modpack, allocate at least 2GB of RAM.

How much RAM should I allocate to Minecraft if I have 16 gigs?

Minecraft servers can use a lot of memory. It depends on how much RAM the plugins you run require and how many players are on your server. I would suggest 4 GB as a minimum, but preferably more if possible – using less will probably result in serious lag.

Also, you’ll need enough free disk space for the world files.

How much RAM should I allocate to Minecraft with shaders?

When you are playing Minecraft with shaders, you should allocate as much RAM as possible to Minecraft. Minecraft should also have access to at least 3GB of RAM. If you can, then allocate 4GB of RAM to Minecraft.

Conclusion:

So, how much RAM should you allocate to Minecraft? It depends on what kind of computer you have, how many mods you’re using, and whether or not you’re using shaders. The general rule of thumb is that you should allocate as much RAM as possible to Minecraft in order to avoid crashes and lag. Thanks for reading!

Afzal
With almost 8 years experience in the PC hardware industry, Afzal is happy to share his expertise with you. As a PC hardware enthusiast, he writes about what is the best technology on the market, mostly about the best PC components.