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When I had my old laptop, I could run Minecraft quite fine, even with the Amazing Shaders mod. When I got my brand new laptop, I could already imagine the possibilities. 2000+ fps. No lag. I was going to be invincible with my NVIDIA GeForce 630 M.

Or so I thought.

When I opened Minecraft and made a "Test" world in Creative, I was very happy to see how fast things were running until I saw the fps when I hit F3, 93. 93? It didn't look like 93, but I continued to fly around my world relatively smoothly. One and a half minutes later, the "exponential lag" occurred. Two seconds, one frame. Four seconds, one frame. Eight seconds, one frame. This got so bad, it took a while just to exit the game!

Is there any way I can play Minecraft fast ever again? Is it my graphics? CPU? RAM? Please help!


  • Windows 7 64 bit OS
  • Intel Core i7 Quad Core CPU @2.6 GHz
  • nVidia GeForce GT 630M 1 GB
  • 8 GB RAM
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More system information, much more system information! –  Bobby Sep 16 '12 at 9:21
Same advice as Bobby. BTW, are your java install & drivers up to date? –  Lysarion Sep 16 '12 at 11:15
Yes drivers are up to date (I got this baby last week) and the latest Java is installed. –  parion Sep 16 '12 at 16:31
@parioscreations But did you update the drivers and Java? "Got it last week" might mean that it's using software from last year for all we know. OEMs are well-known for using out-of-date drivers and software because of scaling problems with keeping everything current. Also, if you have Java 7, uninstall it and downgrade to Java 6. Minecraft and Java 7 often don't get along. –  SevenSidedDie Sep 16 '12 at 17:45
Also make sure that your laptop and especially GPU aren't running in "power saving" mode, which is usually the OEM default setting. It could be throttling the CPU and GPU, on top of potential Java 7 and driver issues. –  SevenSidedDie Sep 16 '12 at 17:49

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Try Getting the OPtifine mod it adds more options and speeds up your game i have a friend who has terrible internt and when he got this mod his minecraft sped up quite a bit. It is even legal to have on servers.

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