Minecraft is usually a resource-friendly game. This means it won’t eat up your RAM like most modern high-graphics games do, and that is why it is so popular. You can run Minecraft on a mid-tier PC and still get decent FPS, where a AAA title won’t even load. But still, if your device has more than enough RAM, you can do a simple trick to make your Minecraft experience far better than it ever was. So what exactly is it? Let’s find out.
RAM translates to Random Access Memory. Sounds technical? Well, this is a physical high-speed storage device that costs the same as your SSD while providing significantly less storage. That’s because its main use is to run programs, not store them. Think of them as your hands; you hold something when you need to. Otherwise, it’s free or resting when there is nothing to do. Facts aside, let’s learn how you can use your system RAM and allocate some more in Minecraft for a better experience.
Minecraft 1.20.1: How to allocate more RAM
Usually, Minecraft won’t require a ton of RAM to begin with. But if you are running mods like OptiFine or multiple mods that make the game look better, then you will need to allocate more RAM to your Minecraft game for a lag-free experience. But before that, you need to check some stuff.
Check your RAM
Before going forward, you must know how much RAM your system has. Whatever amount of RAM you allocate to your Minecraft world shouldn’t exceed 50% of your installed RAM capacity. To check that, follow this:
- Press the window key, and the Start menu will open.
- Just type “About Your PC” and press enter.
- Now, in the Device Specification heading, look for the installed RAM section. It will show you how much RAM your system has. Once you have that, it’s time to get to the actual process.
Edit your Minecraft Installation Version
After knowing the available RAM on your system, the next and final thing you need to do is edit the version of Minecraft you want to allocate more RAM. But how? Here are the details:
- Open the Minecraft Launcher and head over to the Installation tab.
- Now you will be able to see multiple versions you are currently using. Click on the three dots next to the version you want to edit.
- Now, click on Edit. On this menu, there’s a button called More Options in the bottom right of the window; click on it.
- Now, two more options will appear. Goto is the last option, named JVM Arguments.
- In the text box below that option, there will be random characters written. What you need is the first cluster of texts that will look something like this: “-Xmx2000MB-“. The last 6 characters may look different in your case; just make sure that the first 4 characters are the same.
- Now remove anything in between “-Xmx” and “–” and put your value in this order: SizeG, where size should be replaced with the value of RAM you want to allocate. Something like “-Xmx4G-” will allocate 4GB of RAM to your Minecraft world.
- After selecting the size, click Save, and now you are done.
- Next, open the game, head into your Minecraft world, and press F3 to check if the desired RAM has been allocated or not. It should be visible in the top-right corner.
With that said, this is our detailed guide on how to allocate more RAM to your Minecraft server or world. Repeat the same process for multiple worlds, and don’t forget to follow Android Gram for more such interesting guides.