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Ok I am really confused by this.... GF got minecraft a few weeks ago and she was complaining it was all laggy and hard to play. I messed with if for a few and it only seems to run well on lowest settings. This really confuses me....

Phenom X4 9500
2 GB of ram
8800GTS 512 GPU

So what gives? I would totally expect her computer to max it fine....

She has the latest drivers, and java and updates etc.

/confused
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Can you tell what it looks like the bottleneck might be? Open up task manager and see if anything is maxing out.

My guess would be a java issue that is probably topping out your memory.
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I'm pretty sure minecraft only uses on CPU core so this could be an issue, also Minecraft's graphics are surprisingly taxing for how it looks. You can adjust settings like you did or press F to toggle the fog settings.

Also 2gb of ram, depending on your OS, might be cutting it close. Minecraft uses from 500mb to well over 1gb sometimes for me
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Check the ram usage. It might be using more than 2gb with other background applications, which would cause a lot of lag due to the hard drive being used as virtual ram.
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I'm pretty sure minecraft only uses on CPU core so this could be an issue, also Minecraft's graphics are surprisingly taxing for how it looks. You can adjust settings like you did or press F to toggle the fog settings.

Also 2gb of ram, depending on your OS, might be cutting it close. Minecraft uses from 500mb to well over 1gb sometimes for me
I see. Phenom 1's are pretty slow per core.... It's pretty much a quad core 6000+ as far as I know. That could be what is hurting it. I know it's not maxing the ram because I checked that. Didn't think of looking at the CPU usage
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Java is a resource hog my guess would be her view distance is to high thus causing lag mainly because of her GPU but partly because of her RAM.

Press F to lower the view distance until lag is gone.

EDIT: Also check that she isn't using a texture pack that is higher than 16X16 bits because that will also cause a lot of lag in her position.
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Better CPU needed.

Java is terrible rendering, and eats CPU.
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Java is a resource hog my guess would be her view distance is to high thus causing lag mainly because of her GPU but partly because of her RAM.

Press F to lower the view distance until lag is gone.
I had to turn the view distance all the way down to get it to run ok.
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I see. Phenom 1's are pretty slow per core.... It's pretty much a quad core 6000+ as far as I know. That could be what is hurting it. I know it's not maxing the ram because I checked that. Didn't think of looking at the CPU usage
hmmm RAM wasn't the problem after all, I've heard with minecraft if you set the affinity to one core and set priority it highest it could improve

also I wouldnt describe minecraft as the most optimized game out there, hence the beta status
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Minecraft has been known to use 2-2.5GB of ram from my laptop at times. Not only that but the software prefers a more recent CPU architecture as it's coded for single threads. >_>

Though it DOES lag horribly for the first few games you play. It did so for the first five or six long sessions in game, lasting for around an hour or so each. I cranked up the settings to full just the other day on my laptop and it handles the game fine. Dunno otherwise.

I imagine it's because it's rendering out the entire world around you as you move. Remember it's gotta create it as you move.
     
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