How to Allocate More RAM to Minecraft Twitch, does your Minecraft crash every time when you start it and you’re getting really annoyed by it? The reason for this in most cases is that there isn’t enough RAM allocated to your Minecraft server.
If a server has more allocated RAM, the game will work a lot faster and mods can run smoother as well.
Check Your RAM & Windows Operating System
The first thing to do is check to see if you have enough RAM to allocate. Then it’s a good idea to make sure that your Windows version can accommodate going beyond 8GB of memory.
RAM memory is checked by using the Windows Task Manager – here are 2 ways of accessing it
- Right-click on your Windows taskbar and then click “Task Manager”.
- Click on “More Details”.
- Open the “Performance” tab.
- Click “Memory” on the left sidebar.
- It will display the total amount of RAM available on your system.
Checking Windows Version
To check your Windows operating system version, follow these steps:
- Go to your Windows Taskbar and type “System Information”.
- Look for “System Type”. In our case, we have the 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor.
Sure, you’ve got the right Windows version. And there’s enough RAM in your machine. Here’s how to increase RAM allocation
How to Allocate More RAM to Minecraft Twitch?
To install Twitch, first open the Twitch launcher by doing the following:
- Press “Ctrl + Comma” in your Launcher to open the Settings menu.
- Click “Minecraft” and search for “Java Settings” at the bottom of the screen.
- Search for “Allocated Memory”. The default memory is 3228 MB. Move the slider to the right and increase the RAM in 0.25GB increments.
- Once you have allocated the RAM, go back to mods and launch Minecraft for a better-performing game.
Important: The mod must be given additional RAM for all mods to work properly.
How to Allocate More RAM to Minecraft on 5 Other Launchers
Here’s how to allocate more RAM in Minecraft using the default, the Technic, the Void, the FTB, and AT launchers.
How to Allocate More RAM to the Minecraft Launcher? (Default)
Here’s how we can add a 4 GB RAM for the Minecraft Default Launcher:
- Open Minecraft and choose either Java or Bedrock (whichever you prefer).
- Open the “Installations” tab, and a list of releases will appear below.
- Click options (three dots on the right side) and select “Edit”.
- On the new window pop-up, click “More Options” and you’ll see the JVM Arguments section.
- Focus on the first snippet that says “Xmx2g”. The number denotes the amount of RAM that your Minecraft readily uses.
- You can change the number to how much RAM you want your Minecraft to use.
- Save the changes and launch the games – you’ll notice the difference in the performance immediately.
How to Allocate More RAM to the AT Launcher?
- Launch your AT Launcher.
- Click “Settings” from the options at the right.
- Click the “Minecraft/Java” tab at the top of the screen.
- Search for “Maximum Memory/RAM” and type the amount of RAM you want to allocate.
- You can use the up and down arrows as well. It will change the RAM in 0.5GB increments.
- Save when you’re done.
How to Allocate More RAM to Technic Launcher?
- Open the Technic Launcher and click “Settings”.
- Open “Java Settings” in the settings’ menu.
- Change the memory according to your requirements.
How to Allocate More RAM to the FTB Launcher?
- Open the FTB Launcher and click “Options” at the right.
- Search for “RAM Maximum (MB)”.
- Drag the slider to allocate the amount of RAM you want.
How to Allocate More RAM to Void Launcher?
- Open the Void Launcher and click “Settings”.
- Search for Minecraft and click the tab.
- Click on the “Memory” to allocate.
- You are ready to launch now.
We’ve compiled a list of your most frequently asked questions in the section below.
Can you assign too much RAM to the Minecraft server?
Yes, it is possible to allocate too much RAM to Minecraft and that’s not a good idea. How to Allocate More RAM to Minecraft Twitch That’s because if you allocate too much RAM to your computer then it won’t have enough space for other parts of the system which will be severely affected. Your game might run slower as a result.
So, we recommend you keep adjusting RAM allocation in 0.25 GB or 0.5 GB increments until you find the combination that works best for you.
Is 2GB RAM enough for a Minecraft server?
A 4GB RAM is better if you need to manage intense gameplay and handle a high player count for your Minecraft server. But if you want to add additional mods or base plugins, then a 2GB RAM is a better option.
By following the steps for setting up your launcher from the list above, you can allocate more RAM in order to play Minecraft. For Twitch users, for example, you can:
- Go to Minecraft’s Java Settings
- Increase the Allocated Memory
- Launch & Enjoy Minecraft
To prevent Minecraft crashing, you need to allocate its memory accordingly. 32-bit Windows can only handle up to 4GB on 64-bit, which is more than enough for Minecraft.
To make sure your machine can properly support it, any more than 8GB of RAM should be reserved only for Windows itself and other programs that require a ton of resources (but not Minecraft).
Did these methods help you? Do let us know if we missed something or if there’s an easier way to resolve the problem – till then.
Cody is a passionate gamer, writer, and computer programmer who’s always looking for ways to optimize and automate everyday tasks. When he’s not immersed in prose and code, he’s busy tinkering with computers, automating his home, and spending time with his wife and kids.