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Minecraft: Get more FPS and No Lag!

Recently lots of people have been asking me how they could improve their Minecraft gaming experience and “boost” their FPS to make the game run faster, smoother and most importantly without lag spikes! In this guide I will be showing you some of the various ways to improve your Minecraft FPS and get the best gaming experience!

Method #1: Boost FPS using Optifine

One really simple and fast way to improve your FPS in Minecraft is to install a Modification called Optifine HD. This mod allows Minecraft to run faster, boost it’s FPS and look better with full support for HD textures and many configuration options. Installing it will usually double the FPS, decrease lag spikes and smoothen gameplay.

Here is a short video explaining how to set up and configure Optifine to get the best performance and get more fps in minecraft!

Download Optifine here

Clearing your ram & closing unused programms with Taskmanager!

Another great and easy to boost your overall PC performance and boost your games is closing programs that are still running in the background. With this method you don’t only clear up your ram you also boost your systems speed!

  1. Right click your taskbar and open the Taskmanager
  2. Search for programs that are still running (Such as Chrome, Firefox or other ram consuming apps)
  3. Close the apps that take up the most ram and you’re not using
  4. OPTIONAL: Open up Minecraft and Taskmanager, then search for the process “javaw.exe”
  5. Right click on “javaw.exe” and give it a higher priority.

High Performance mode on Laptops:

If you’re a gamer and use a laptop as your main computer try the following. Click on your battery icon in the task bar and choose “High Performance Mode”. This mode will allow your Laptop to use more resources and won’t throttle your graphics card’s performance, but will drain the battery significantly quicker.


Clean your PC!

A great way to boost your game performance, Minecraft FPS and overall speed is to run a simple clean on your PC with CCleaner.

Is your computer running slow? As it gets older it collects unused files and settings which take up hard drive space making it slower and slower. CCleaner cleans up these files and makes it faster instantly.


Download CCleaner for free here.

Update your stuff! (Drivers & Java)

Most people forget this step, to update the Graphics Drivers and Java. Doing this will not only ensure you have the latest version and stay secure from vulnerabilities (Java) but it will also boost your PC as newer drivers usually give your PC better performance and optimization.

Here is a collection of links to common graphics cards and the latest java download

Press F11!

This one is actually quite cool, somehow it makes Minecraft just run so much smoother than in the windowed mode. So go ahead, press F11! It’s not only fullscreen, but gives your better fps!


Thank you for reading this post, I hope it could help you solve your FPS Problems and give your Minecraft a FPS boost! If it did be sure to share this post with your friends, family or even your cat! It would really help me out 🙂

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