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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





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  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.



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  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.





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  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.



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  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.






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  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.

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  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



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  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?





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

how much in each memory category is minecraft using?

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  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?


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