Increase RAM, the memory to Minecraft and enjoy using the latest version


Minecraft is this generation popular games and is available for every platform, right from Android and iOS to PC. It runs on most devices but may be better if your PC has RAM in lots to get benefitted.   Conversely, you must know to allocate more ram to Minecraft. Increasing the memory(RAM) amount that the Minecraft will be using helps resolve the memory errors and people using Minecraft personal version may allocate RAM easily from the launcher versions by checking the version appearing in the launcher window lower-left corner.

Actually it was a complex process to allocate in Minecraft the required RAM, but the 2.0.0 changed that update. Thus more RAM is allocated on PC in Minecraft for those running on a server, the Minecraft. Here is the way to know how to dedicate more ram to Minecraft.

How to allocate more RAM in Minecraft

With the 2.0.0 version, the Minecraft Ram now is capable of adjusting RAM and this can be done to the Minecraft Launcher without the risk of game corruption or editing of text files.

increase minecraft ram
increase minecraft ram

Here are the steps of how to give minecraft more memory:

  • Ascertain you have the Minecraft latest version installed.
  • Check the RAM in your computer as: Start> settings> system> about.
  • Double-click and open the Minecraft Launcher using the icon on your desktop.
  • Click the launch option in the window appearing top-right.
  • Ensure enabling Advanced Settings and select the profile you wish to edit and click.

Toggle on the switch of Minecraft JVM arguments. A text line appears with X1G phrase. Change 1 to RAM gigabytes to allocate to Minecraft.  Do not allow Minecraft to use over two-thirds of overall RAM.

Save the changes. Next time on loading Minecraft, the allocated RAM amount will be used.

allocate ram memory minecraft
allocate ram memory minecraft

How to allocate more RAM to Minecraft Server

RAM adjustment is a process so that Minecraft uses it differently. This is required as it does not come into the Launcher as other standard games.  The process of how to give minecraft more ram is as:

  • Open Minecraft server directory, the .exe file or search Minecraft Server on the PC.

Click Home -New Item – Text Document to create in the server directory a text document and paste on PC : java -Xmx####M -Xms####M -exe Minecraft_Server.exe -o true

minecraft increase memory ram
minecraft increase memory ram


  • Replace #### with MB value, as you want to allocate (1GB = 1024MB). If you wish to allocate RAM 2GB , enter 2048.

Click File > change Save to All Files. Name the server launcher file and change from .txt extension to .bat. This will be your new Minecraft server launcher, just double click and run.  The .bat file automatically allocates the RAM specified amount.


Make it a point to leave RAM in a liberal amount, such that it is at least a third of the computers operating system.


Be mindful to not allocate sufficient RAM than the computer actually has. This is because you may get an error saying ‘Java VM unable to start’ and if so you cannot run Minecraft.