We are in a world where technology takes a more important place in people’s lives every day, not to mention all the impact it has on a special population such as adolescents and young people. Here is a special segment, videogames, whether live, local, etc., since they have a highly demanded boom that every day requires more and more technical specifications of the equipment in which these games are installed.
In fact, we can even see global championships where you can win a lot of money. Inside, a game that stands out is Minecraft which is a construction game based on the open world style, there it will be possible to create and destroy various types of blocks, all this we achieve using a character which is in a three-dimensional environment to carry out everything that our mind guides us.
Minecraft is a game that is available for platforms such as:
- Windows 10
Minimum requirements Minecraft
Among the minimum requirements for Minecraft to be installed we have:
- CPU: Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 (K8) 2.6 GHz
- RAM: 2GB minimum and 4GB recommended
- GPU (Integrated): Intel HD Graphics or AMD Radeon HD with OpenGL 2.1
- Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT or AMD Radeon HD 2400 with OpenGL 3.1
- Hard disk: Minimum 200 MB free, but 1 GB recommended
- Java: Java 6 Release 45 and recommended Java 7
Solvetic wants to talk about this aspect today and it is the way in which you can assign more RAM memory to your Minecraft game in order to make it much more versatile and its performance to surprise us, remember that RAM memory plays a key role in the way applications perform on a system.
We will carry out this process in Windows 10 but it is the basis for you to apply it to other systems and thus enjoy Minecraft without pixels and without freezes, when your memory is not high enough for Minecraft you may find a scenario like this:
This is undoubtedly annoying since being a 3D game we want the best of the best to feel comfortable, follow the advice that we will give you below and thus you will enjoy a much more complete game.
We are going to see the process to grant more RAM for Minecraft.
1. View available RAM in Windows 10
The first step we must take is to know with certainty how much physical RAM our computer has.
To do this we go to the next menu and in the “Device specifications” section we find the line “Installed RAM”. There we determine the total available RAM.
For a correct operation of Minecraft you must have half of the available RAM, in our case it would be 8 GB.
2. Map RAM using Java in Windows 10
Minecraft has an edition based on Java, so that the first option to use will be editing these variables, for this we go to the Control Panel and in the “View by” field we select any of the following options:
- Small icons
- Large icons
There we find the option “Java (32 bits)”, in case it is not visible, you must download Java at the following link: JAVA
We click on Java (32 bits) and the Java Control Panel will open, there we will go to the Java tab where we will see the following:
We click on “View” and the following will be displayed:
There we find a column called “Runtime Parameters” in which memory can be assigned to Java, the available options based on the amount of RAM to use are:
- -Xmx2048m: 2 GB
- -Xmx4096m: 4 GB
- -Xmx6144m: 6 GB
- -Xmx8148m: 8 GB
- -Xmx10240m: 10 GB
There we double click on this field and paste the correct parameter based on the RAM memory to use, in this case we will enter the value -Xmx8148m. Click on OK and in the next window click on Apply / OK to exit the Java Control Panel.
We close the Control Panel and access Minecraft and proceed to play to validate if the performance is adequate:
3. Map RAM memory using advanced system settings in Windows 10
In case the game still shows no improvement, another available option to allocate more RAM to Minecraft is through the advanced system settings.
For this we will go to the following route:
- Control Panel
- Security system
There we click on the line “Advanced system configuration” located on the left side and the following window will be displayed:
There we click on the line “Environment variables” and the following will be displayed:
There we are going to create a new variable called _JAVA_OPTIONS, for this we click on the “New” button and add this name in the “Variable name” field and in the “Variable value” field we can use any of the options that you We have indicated based on the available RAM memory:
Click on OK and we will see that the variable is integrated:
We repeat this same process in the “System variables” section. We click OK and in the advanced options window we also click OK to complete the process.
After this we access Minecraft again to check its performance:
4. Map RAM using Minecraft Launcher in Windows 10
It is possible to edit the RAM parameters from the program’s own launcher or launcher, for this we open Minecraft Launcher and in the displayed window we will go to the “Installations” tab:
There we find the latest version, we hover over this field and a button with three horizontal dots will be activated:
We click on them and select Edit, then in the displayed window we click on “More options” and we will go to the line “JVM Arguments”:
As we can see, at the beginning of this line is the value -Xmx2G which indicates the amount of RAM to use, 2 means 2 GB of RAM, we change this value to 8 to use 8 GB of RAM in Minecraft. We click on Save to complete the process.
With any of the methods described we have the opportunity to assign more RAM memory to our Minecraft game and thereby get the most out of the game regardless of the day or time.