Minecraft can be difficult to run on low-end PCs without FPS issues.
“FPS” stands for frames per second and can be defined as the number of frames (or frames) that appear on the screen in one second. The higher the FPS, the smoother Minecraft will run.
Due to hardware conflicts, low-end PCs tend to struggle to keep FPS within the necessary ranges. Fortunately, there are several techniques that players can use to alleviate this problem.
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How to fix low FPS in Minecraft Java Edition
If they haven’t already, Minecraft players can adjust several video settings to get the most FPS possible. The adjustments are given below:
- Decrease render distance
- Set the maximum FPS to “Unlimited”
- Reduce graphics to fast
- Turn off soft lighting
- Disable clouds
- Disable V-Sync
- Set particles to “minimal”
- Disable Mipmap Levels
- Disable biome shuffling
These are some of the best settings to enable if one is encountering low FPS in Minecraft. If this technique does not increase FPS to the desired rate, players have a few more options to try.
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Outside of Minecraft settings
Players can adjust some settings outside of the Minecraft client to hopefully squeeze more FPS out of their game. Some of these techniques are listed below:
- Close all other windows in the background, such as Firefox, Chrome, Steam, Origin.
- Make sure the computer has enough RAM and disk space.
- Update the graphics card drivers.
- Players of the Java edition can upgrade to Minecraft for Windows 10, as Bedrock generally offers better performance.
- Put Minecraft in full screen mode.
Besides the techniques listed above, players can also take advantage of Optifine. Optifine is a downloadable mod that provides custom algorithms that are more efficient than the code already present in Minecraft.
Optifine is almost guaranteed to increase FPS. However, players will have to wait for the update to the latest version, which usually doesn’t take too long.
The video above explains how to install Optifine on Minecraft 1.16.5 (since it is not yet released for 1.17 Caves & Cliffs).
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