Extremely bad single player lag. Any way to fix it?

#1holden4everPosted 10/11/2011 8:06:55 PM
AMD Phenom II x4 955
4gb
550ti

Minecraft version 1.8



I'm new to Minecraft and still getting used to the game. I was playing for a few hours last night and the game suddenly started lagging really badly. It would freeze for 5-10 seconds then work for a split second before freezing again. I tried a new map, restarting my pc and nothing worked. I've searched here for lag related topics but they all seem to be about mp not sp. Is there anything that can be done to fix this as it's driving me crazy.
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#2poisontoxicPosted 10/11/2011 8:12:36 PM(edited)
You're playing Singleplayer right? and your lagging? Huh!? How does that work?


I understand if your loosing frame rates, but lagging on singleplayer? That blows my mind..

but hey, try the mod Optifine (you can google that). But Optifine ONLY fixes your framerates.. sorry, it does not fix your lag.. Sorry I'm no help
#3holden4ever(Topic Creator)Posted 10/11/2011 8:11:28 PM
Lag, slow down, whatever you call it. I was getting silky smooth gameplay but now everything is fubar.
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#4David_Ca1226Posted 10/11/2011 8:12:56 PM
poisontoxic posted...
You're playing Singleplayer right? and your lagging? Huh!? How does that work?

Troll, and not even a funny one at that. So sad...
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#5LostAndWoundedPosted 10/11/2011 8:14:38 PM
poisontoxic, please leave this board.

Everyone knows people use 'lag' to refer to framerate and network issues interchangeably, and you getting so mad about it is just confusing the oblivious and amusing the savvy.
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#6N1Fighter904Posted 10/11/2011 8:14:44 PM
Well, there are two solutions for this that have worked for me in the past.

1) Increase java's priority in the task manager to "Above Normal" or "High" (but not "Realtime", that's how things break.)

2) Try the mod "OptiFine". It does a great job of making Minecraft run faster, and has all sorts of extra options that can increase the performance.
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#7KinkajouPosted 10/11/2011 8:14:47 PM
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/606524-minecraft/60615858

You have the same issue as this guy. Our suggestions there should fix you up.
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#8RBF11586Posted 10/11/2011 8:17:01 PM
Are you using a texture pack? Sometimes if you get a higher resolution pack it can cause slow down. If that's not the issue look in the video options in minecraft and try messing with the render distance, performance, or graphics.
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#9Blood_NightsPosted 10/11/2011 8:19:34 PM
Double check your ram dedication to Java. If its below 512, you'll see noticably more lag. With your hardware (AMD ftw!), you shouldn't be lagging so badly, so I'd say it's the ram dedication.
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#10LostAndWoundedPosted 10/11/2011 8:20:23 PM
N1Fighter904 posted...
1) Increase java's priority in the task manager to "Above Normal" or "High" (but not "Realtime", that's how things break.)

I really would not advise you to alter process priority. It is only going to make a big difference if you have many other processes vying for resources, and then only by starving everything else. Aforementioned realtime lockups notwithstanding.

Since the first step anyone should take to improve Minecraft's performance is, well, closing other programs, it really isn't that effective a solution.
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