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Does your Minecraft crash every time it starts, and it’s getting a little intense? The reason for this, in most cases, is insufficient RAM allocated to your Minecraft server. Greater memory allocation will also improve the game’s and mods’ overall performance.
And so, increasing it is the obvious solution. But how do you do it?
In this guide, we will cover:
- How You Can Check Your RAM & Windows’ Version
- How to Allocate More RAM to Minecraft Twitch
- How to Allocate RAM to 5 Other Minecraft Launchers
- FAQs About Minecraft Memory Allocation
Let’s jump in.
Table of Contents
- Check Your RAM & Windows Operating System
- How to Allocate More RAM to Minecraft Twitch
- How to Allocate More RAM to Minecraft On 5 Other Launchers
- FAQs – Assigning More Memory to Minecraft Twitch
Check Your RAM & Windows Operating System
The first thing is to check if enough RAM is available to allocate. And, if you want to go beyond 8GB, you will need a 64-bit Windows version, which is the second thing we will check.
The easiest way to check RAM is by using the Windows Task Manager:
1. Right-click on your Windows taskbar and then click “Task Manager.”
2. Click on “More Details.”
3. Open the “Performance” tab.
4. Click “Memory” on the left sidebar.
5. It will display the total amount of RAM available on your system.
Checking Windows Version
Here’s how you can check your Windows Operating System version:
1. Go to your Windows Taskbar and type “System Information”.
2. Look for “System Type”. In our case, we have the 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor.
Now that you have enough RAM and the right Windows version, you’re all set to increase RAM allocation – let’s get to that.
How to Allocate More RAM to Minecraft Twitch
Open the Twitch launcher and follow the process below.
- Press “Ctrl + Comma” in your Launcher to open the Settings menu.
- Click “Minecraft” and search for “Java Settings” at the bottom of the screen.
- Search for “Allocated Memory”. The default memory is 3228 MB. Move the slider to the right and increase the RAM in 0.25GB increments.
- Once you have allocated the RAM, go back to mods and launch Minecraft for a better-performing game.
Important: you’ll have to add RAM to all the mods individually as well (same method as above), for them to work properly with the game.
How to Allocate More RAM to Minecraft On 5 Other Launchers
Here’s how you can give more RAM to Minecraft using the default, the Technic, the Void, the FTB, and the AT launchers.
1. How to Allocate More RAM to the Minecraft Launcher (Default)?
Here’s how to add more RAM to Minecraft Default Launcher:
- Open Minecraft and choose either Java or Bedrock (whichever you prefer).
- Open the “Installations” tab, and a list of releases will appear below.
- Click options (three dots on the right side) and select “Edit”.
- On the new window pop-up, click “More Options” and you’ll see the JVM Arguments section.
- Focus on the first snippet that says “Xmx2g”. The number denotes the amount of RAM that your Minecraft readily uses.
- You can change the number to how much RAM you want your Minecraft to use.
- Save the changes and launch the games – you’ll notice the difference in the performance immediately.
2. How to Allocate More RAM to the ATLauncher?
- Launch your ATLauncher.
- Click “Settings” from the options at the right.
- Click the “Minecraft/Java” tab at the top of the screen.
- Search for “Maximum Memory/RAM” and type the amount of RAM you want to allocate.
- You can use the up and down arrows as well. It will change the RAM in 0.5GB increments.
- Save when you’re done.
3. How to Allocate More RAM to Technic Launcher?
- Open the Technic Launcher and click “Settings”.
- Open “Java Settings” in the Settings menu.
- Change the memory according to your requirements.
4. How to Allocate More RAM to the FTB Launcher?
- Open the FTB Launcher and click “Options” at the right.
- Search for “RAM Maximum (MB)”.
- Drag the slider to allocate the amount of RAM you want.
5. How to Allocate More RAM to Void Launcher?
- Open the Void Launcher and click “Settings”.
- Search for Minecraft and click the tab.
- Click on the “Memory” to allocate.
- You are ready to launch now.
FAQs – Assigning More Memory to Minecraft Twitch
Let’s check out some frequently asked questions below.
Can you assign too much RAM to the Minecraft server?
Yes, it is possible to allocate too much RAM to Minecraft and it’s not a good idea. That’s because giving too much RAM to your system would result in a lack of space and your game might run slower.
So, we recommend you keep adjusting RAM allocation in 0.25GB or 0.5GB increments until you get a combination that works well for you.
Is 2GB RAM enough for a Minecraft server?
A 2GB RAM is great if you want to add some mods or base plugins and increase your player base on your Minecraft server. However, if you are looking for more intense gameplay, then 4GB RAM is a much better option.
By following the steps for your launcher from the list above, you can allocate more RAM to Minecraft. For Twitch users, for example, you can:
- Go to Minecraft’s Java Settings
- Increase the Allocated Memory
- Launch & Enjoy Minecraft
To prevent frequent Minecraft crashes, increasing the allocated memory is essential. Remember that 4GB RAM is the limit on 32-bit Windows. To allocate more, you need a 64-bit version – and even if you have one, 4GB is more than enough for Minecraft. Anything beyond 8GB is overkill.
Did the methods above work for you? We value feedback, let us know if we missed something out or if you have an easier way to solve the problem – till then.
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