RAM becomes essential for a smooth Minecraft gameplay. By any chance, if you see Minecraft lagging or crashing consistently, it’s time to spare more memory to Minecraft. And in this article, I will show you exactly how to allocate more RAM to Minecraft.
So, Why should you allocate more RAM to Minecraft? There are two chief reasons: 1) To get rid of lag/bottleneck or game crashing continuously. 2) More RAM means that objects in Minecraft will render at a better rate and to a good distance.
If these two points are enough to convince you, let us proceed further; if not, read this Reddit thread. And see the exact method to increase the RAM allocation to your Minecraft server.
In this Article, we'll see:
How to allocate more RAM to Minecraft Server?
How to allocate more RAM to Minecraft on Windows 10?
First, let us see the proper steps you need to take to increase RAM allocated to minecraft server. Follow these exact steps in order to maximise your chances of increasing the memory to Minecraft.
1) Check your System Information
Go to the settings. Then, have a look at your system information. Check the system type and the RAM on your PC. It will let you know how much memory you have and what amount you can allocate to the Minecraft servers.
If your system type is not X64 based, you cannot allocate more than 4GB of memory to Minecraft 🙁
2) Get the right Java Version
Getting the correct version of Java is critical to maximizing RAM’s amount to Minecraft. If you have a 32-bit java on a system that supports a 64-bit java version, you’ll not be doing yourself a favor.
So, before proceeding further, check your java version here. And if you do not have a suitable version, download it before moving to the next step.
3) Open the Minecraft Launcher
So, the real question is, how much RAM should you allocate to Minecraft? The amount of RAM you need to give to Minecraft depends on two factors. The first one is the amount of RAM you have at your end. And the other things is mods. Do you have any mods? And if Yes, then how many mods do you have?
If you have a Modded Minecraft version, you have to allocate much more RAM than the Non-Modded Version. As a rule of thumb, never give more than half the memory to Minecraft.
I have a regular Non-modded version of Minecraft, and I have dedicated 4GB of RAM to Minecraft servers. It works fine for me. If you have a modded version, you can check by trial and error process. It boils down to you, allocating randomly and seeing what works best.
4) Check the Latest release
Under installations, check for the latest release. Click on the three dots that appear right next to the play button. This is the actual setting we need to go to increase the dedicated RAM to Minecraft servers.
For this step, all you need to do is to click on the three dots and then select ‘Edit‘.
5) Click on More options
So, once you are in the Edit setting, you will see the game version, directory and the resolution.
But, we are not interested in that. Instead click on the ‘more options‘ that appear right below the resolution box.
6) Decide how much RAM you want to allocate
This step is all about deciding how much RAM is going to be sufficient for your Minecraft server. Also, never dedicate more than half of RAM to the MC server.
For most cases, what I have seen is that 4 GB Ram is sufficient for Vanilla Minecraft. Vanilla Minecraft is another name given to Non modded version of Minecraft.
And if you play the modded version of Minecraft, allocating 8 GB of RAM will work fine.
For players who do not have 8GB of Ram, you can allocate half the amount of RAM you have to Minecraft.
7) Change the allocated RAM to Minecraft
Now, follow this step very carefully.
All you need is to change is the ‘2‘ in (-Xmx2G) to whatever RAM you want to allocate.
For example: If I want to allocate 4GB of RAM to Minecraft, that will look like (-Xmx4G).
How to allocate more RAM to Minecraft using Tlaucher / Technic Launcher
Tlauncher is an all-in-one Minecraft PE game launcher. It has all the skins, maps, and mods in one place, making it easier for players to access all the Minecraft-related stuff.
So, let us quickly see how to increase the allocated RAM to Minecraft using Tlancher / Technic Launcher.
1) Open Tlauncher
The first step is to open Tlauncher on your PC. On the Tlauncher window, you will se various options like the ones shown in the above image.
Locate the settings option on the bottom right corner of the Launcher window.
2) Open settings on Tlauncher
Open the settings to view all the options you can change on the Tlauncher. The most crucial setting we are concerned with is Memory Allocation.
You can find the Memory allocation as the last option in the Settings Tab.
3) Change Memory Allocation as per your need
The memory allocation can be changed by dragging the bar. Choose the amount of RAM that works best for your system.
4) Save the Settings
After you have chosen the allocated memory, click on the save button.
Congratulations, we have successfully changed the Memory allocated to the Minecraft server on your system.
How to allocate more RAM to Minecraft using Curseforge?
CurseForge is ano ther Minecraft game Launcher that has all the mods available in one place. It works in more or less the same way as Tlauncher works.
1) Open the CurseForge Launcher
Open the curseForge Launcher.
2) Navigate and select the Minecraft Modpack
Navigate through the Main Menu to Minecraft.
Under Minecraft, select the mod packs of which you want to increase the RAM. As you can see, my modpack looks like the above image.
Here, you need to click on the three dots that appear next to the play button. This will open up the settings of Minecraft on CurseForge.
3) Choose the RAM you want to allocate
Next, you have to untick the ‘Use system Memory Settings‘ so that you can allocate RAM to Minecraft manually. By default, CurseForge Automatically sets the memory to the Minecraft.
After you untick the option, you can adjust the amount of RAM dedicated to the Minecraft server.
As a rule of thumb, do not allocate more than half of the total RAM to Minecraft as other processes may require memory to operate smoothly. You can give a 4GB ram to Vanilla Minecraft. And if you are running a modded version of Minecraft, 8GB RAM would be sufficient.
However, you can play around with the settings and see what works best for you.
5) Click Done
After you have chosen the appropriate settings, click ‘Done‘.
The new RAM amount would be allocated to the Minecraft server.
How to allocate more RAM to Minecraft on Mac OS?
After we have seen allocate more memory to MC on windows 10, Tlauncher and Curseforge, its time for the MAC operating system.
Below are the exact steps to allocate more ram to the Minecraft server on the Mac OS.
1) Open Text Edit in the Minecraft Server folder
Open the text edit on your MAC. And then create a document In the same folder as that of Minecraft server.
As the text edit opens up, go to the topbar and select Make Plain Text under the Format dropdown.
2) Copy the Command
cd “$(dirname “$0”)”
exec java -Xms2G -Xmx2G -jar your Minecraft server filename
Copy this exact command and type it in the text edit document. Here the ‘2G’ means we are allocating 2GB RAM to the Minecraft server. You can change this as per your requirements.
IMPORTANT NOTE: please type the minecraft server as your own.
After you have finished typing in the command, save the document as ‘start.command‘. Close the file.
3) Open terminal
Open the terminal. Type the command chmod a + x and drag the newly created file as shown above. Hit enter and close the terminal.
4) Use the new file to open Minecraft Server
Now, as you have all of the above steps and allocated the new RAM to the Minecraft server, use the start.command file you have created to open the Minecraft Server. This will open the Minecraft Server with the new allocated RAM.
NOTE: MAKE SURE THAT THE START.COMMAND FILE IS IN THE SAME DOCUMENT AS THAT OF MINECRAFT SERVER.
There you go. Now, you can do anything that you want to do in Minecraft.
All in all, we saw how to increase the allocated RAM to Minecraft Servers on windows 10 whether you are using any launcher or not.
Lastly, I hope this article helps you out. If so, do let me know in the comments, and if not, then also mention your queries in the comment box below.