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How Much RAM Should I Allocate to Minecraft

One of the most important part of a device is the RAM or volatile memory. It is a part that is involve in your device’s performance and efficiency. Your activities on your computer would require a specific amount or size of RAM. In fact, if you do not have enough, sufficient or larger size of memory, you server could have low performance or even have delays. Moreover, if you are playing multiple players type of game, you could experience some server based problems.

One game that is a server based game which you will have to ensure that you have sufficient RAM for you to experience an amazing gaming experience without any worries on having interruptions. As mentioned earlier, RAM size could affect your game and worse Minecraft server would not work correctly. Hence, to avoid this, you will have to know how much RAM you should allocate to your favorite game, particularly for Minecraft game. Moreover, you will also have to consider other factors as well which we would definitely cover in this article.

How Much RAM Should I Allocate to Minecraft?

If you check the professional Minecraft hosting plan, then you would notice that it needs a 2GB RAM base for a minimum of 10 plugins and 10 players. Though this is the case, you will also have several other considerations per players’ needs and requirements. Here is the following overview of RAM required per server and mod.

Number of PlayersNumber of ModsRAM requirements (Minimum)
15 25 3GB 
25 40 4GB
30 45 5GB 
40 50 6GB 
90 50 8GB 
150 50 10GB

In the table above, you would notice that a server with more players would need more RAM even though the mods did not increase. Moreover, as a rule of thumb. the larger the world you are playing, the more RAM you would need. In other words, as your world size, player base and mod grow, the more RAM you would need.

Tips for Adding RAM to Minecraft

  • Ensure that you have enough RAM left even after you have done the allocation process to run other programs and processes.
  • Do not allocate your RAM when you are playing on the same computer. The graphics could not be fluid which means you could run out of memory.
  • You do not have to stick to the configured amount of RAM. Switch to different amounts at different times.
  • Shut down quickly and allocate more RAM when your player spikes.
  • Revert the RAM when players have been able to successfully turned it on.
  • Add too much RAM could also delay the server as well.

How to Allocate more RAM to your Minecraft 1.14.4

Through Default Launcher

  • Open the Minecraft Launcher
  • Click on Installations
  • Select the buttons with three dots
  • Select More Options
  • Examine JVM argument line
  • Change the number to Xmx4G to 4GB of RAM or Xmx6G to allocate 6GB of RAM and so on so forth.

Allocating RAM using CurseForge Minecraft Launcher

  • Launch CurseForge app
  • Go to settings
  • Select Game Specific window
  • Select Minecraft
  • Configure the Java Settings
  • Select Allocated Memory
  • Drag the orange ball to point to allocate the preferred RAM.

RAM Allocation By Twitch Launcher

  • Open Twitch Launcher
  • Select on the three line on the top right corner
  • Access Setting menu
  • Select gear icon
  • Select Minecraft tab
  • Select Java Setting option
  • Find the Allocated Memory slider in Java Settings section
  • Set and allocate the desired RAM size
  • Once your custom setting has been automatically saved, go to the launcher menu and start on doing the things you need to do.

Allocating RAM via ATLauncher

  • Launch the ATLauncher just like what you do with Twitch launcher
  • Select Settings tag
  • Go to Java/Minecraft tab
  • Select Maximum Memory/RAM
  • Adjust the RAM size on the Maximum/RAM section according to your needs.
  • Allocate memory and select save and you are good to go.

Conclusion

When playing Minecraft without mods, then we could say 3GB would be more than enough. However, if you are playing Minecraft with mods, then you would need about 4 to 5 GB. We also suggest that you avoid using virtual memory nor it is not advisable for you to use Modpacks as it would surely affect the performance of your device and game.

We hope that through this article, you were able to find useful information which could guide you in allocating RAM to your Minecraft.

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