Learn how to lag your Minecraft effectively (all versions)

Despite being a relatively light game, it is common for players to have some problems / with lag in Minecraft. The number of mods and updates that the game receives is very large and this certainly affects the performance of the game. To solve this problem, here are some ways to optimize your Minecraft so you can play smoothly. But first, check out the requirements of the game.

Minecraft minimum and recommended requirements

Minimum requirements Recommended Requirements
Processor Intel Core i3 / AMD A8-7600 Intel Core i5 / AMD A10-7800
GPU Intel HD Graphics 4000 / AMD Radeon R5 Series GeForce 700 Series / AMD Radeon Rx 200 Series

How to Optimize Minecraft

Task Manager

First, with the game open, access the Task Manager (Ctrl + Alt + Del) and choose the "Details" tab. Among several programs that are running, you will find some (or some) with the name “ javaw.exe ”. These are referring to Minecraft. Identify which one is using the most memory on your PC (just look to the side in the “Memory” column) and right click on it. Then choose "Set Priority" and select "High". It's still in the Task Manager, but in the “Initialize” tab. In this menu you will find all the programs that start whenever you turn on your PC. Many of them continue to run in the background and hinder the performance of your game. Identify those that are of no use to you at the moment, right click and choose "Disable".

System setup

The next step is to access the System Configuration menu. To do this, you can type the name of the menu or type "Run" in the search field on the taskbar. If you follow this last option, when the Run application is launched, type "msconfig" and the configuration screen will appear. There, choose the System Startup tab > Advanced Options : On the next screen, check the box “Number of Processors” and click on the tab below. There the number of cores of your processor will be shown. If it is the first time accessing this menu, the number 1 will be selected. Choose a larger number according to your preference, but avoid placing the maximum as this reduces the life of the processor. It is advisable that you select half of the total available capacity.

Setting up Minecraft

Now inside the game, go to Options> Graphics and configure the options as follows:
  • Graphics: Fast
  • Soft Lighting: No
  • Vertical Sync: No
  • Full Screen: Yes
  • Mipmap levels: No
  • Biome transition: No
  • Rendering: 2 chunks
  • Frame limit: Unlimited
  • Vision balance: Yes
  • Clouds: Fast or Not
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