Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2309 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 118


Topic # 111164 26-Oct-2012 00:45 Send private message

So I've not used my windows laptop for a while now, it had windows 8 on it and I finally reinstalled to the stock windows 7 home premium that worked before. 

I've played minecraft on this machine before in the past and its never had a problem, its been able to play most games at really high quality without a hitch. 

Specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
8GB RAM
2GB ATI Radeon HD 7690M XT Graphics
Intel Core i7 26700QM 2.2GHz

I've installed all the latest drivers, 64bit Java etc. But when I play minecraft, after about 5 minutes it starts to get extremely laggy, then starts to stall and eventually stops and throws up the low memory error. I've never had this before. What gives?

-Sam





2013 MacBook Air (4GB/1.3GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)
iPhone 5 (16GB/White/Telecom NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/Purple/Telecom NZ)

Sam, Auckland 
Skype: tardtasticx

Create new topic
1202 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 27

Subscriber

  Reply # 706670 26-Oct-2012 08:58 Send private message

Have you brought up the task manager while playing the game? Sounds like you know how but didn't mention it. It might shed some light on what process is leaking all the memory.



2309 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 118


  Reply # 706900 26-Oct-2012 13:30 Send private message

Thats the thing, theres nothing unusual in task manager. Minecraft and Java are the only programs that are installed after I restored the computer. Everything else was running no more than 1% of the CPU, and there was only like 3GB RAM being used while MC was running, I have 8GB. Something up? Nothing was using an un-necessary amount.





2013 MacBook Air (4GB/1.3GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)
iPhone 5 (16GB/White/Telecom NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/Purple/Telecom NZ)

Sam, Auckland 
Skype: tardtasticx

474 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 43


  Reply # 706919 26-Oct-2012 13:41 Send private message

Been a while since I've done this but I think you need to increase the amount of memory Java can use. Something along the lines of this:

http://mcsaver.net/fixing/java/

Alternatively use something like the Technic Launcher which allows you to set the memory limit before loading Minecraft.



2309 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 118


  Reply # 707084 26-Oct-2012 18:04 Send private message

Kraven: Been a while since I've done this but I think you need to increase the amount of memory Java can use. Something along the lines of this:

http://mcsaver.net/fixing/java/

Alternatively use something like the Technic Launcher which allows you to set the memory limit before loading Minecraft.


Just tried this, still getting same issue, Now im really really lost.






2013 MacBook Air (4GB/1.3GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)
iPhone 5 (16GB/White/Telecom NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/Purple/Telecom NZ)

Sam, Auckland 
Skype: tardtasticx

gzt

4604 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 245

Subscriber

  Reply # 707503 27-Oct-2012 16:22 Send private message

You could see if this makes any difference without changing advanced settings: http://www.iobit.com/gamebooster.html

Never tried it but it has good reviews.

7784 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 504

Trusted

  Reply # 707534 27-Oct-2012 17:29 Send private message

low RAM not disk space? you can't get low ram running 8gb unless you have an older version of Firefox that eats ram by the second or someother poweruser VM or super video/photo processing at the same time



2309 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 118


  Reply # 707538 27-Oct-2012 17:37 Send private message

joker97: low RAM not disk space? you can't get low ram running 8gb unless you have an older version of Firefox that eats ram by the second or someother poweruser VM or super video/photo processing at the same time


That's what I thought but apparently not. I haven't installed anything except minecraft so nothing else is running. Task manager confirms this too. Fault maybe?





2013 MacBook Air (4GB/1.3GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)
iPhone 5 (16GB/White/Telecom NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/Purple/Telecom NZ)

Sam, Auckland 
Skype: tardtasticx

gzt

4604 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 245

Subscriber

  Reply # 707569 27-Oct-2012 19:03 Send private message

how much in each memory category is minecraft using?

gzt

4604 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 245

Subscriber

  Reply # 707571 27-Oct-2012 19:11 Send private message


Which Java version number exactly do you have installed?

http://help.mojang.com/customer/portal/articles/325948-what-are-the-system-requirements-

Is that version different exactly than the version you previously ran on 7?


Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

How stable are snap IP addresses?
Created by Physn, last reply by Oriphix on 23-Oct-2014 18:09 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


$39 iPhone plan goneburger
Created by MadEngineer, last reply by MadEngineer on 23-Oct-2014 22:23 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


Spark Socialiser
Created by freitasm, last reply by freitasm on 22-Oct-2014 18:39 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


American legal jurisdiction in New Zealand
Created by ajobbins, last reply by gzt on 21-Oct-2014 14:58 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. Gonna get one?
Created by Dingbatt, last reply by Handle9 on 23-Oct-2014 21:53 (101 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Snap have failed our company!
Created by dafman, last reply by kornflake on 23-Oct-2014 17:41 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Thief taunts 12 year old via stolen laptop
Created by macuser, last reply by charsleysa on 22-Oct-2014 23:49 (12 replies)

Another Trade Me competitor: SellShed
Created by freitasm, last reply by freitasm on 23-Oct-2014 19:00 (44 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.