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Hi
Me and my two friends have been playing Minecraft for a couple months now and played on various big Minecraft SMP servers. Now we want to create our own. We've managed the easy part and setup the software itself, but the performance is now to ****.
All three of us got nice i7 computers, but the problem is that we use them, which will of course reduce performance. Like, even Minecraft takes a lot of the CPU and if you run the game and play at the same time it will create worse performance. One of my friends has fibreoptic internet (40/40mbps), while the rest of us got much worse net. Like 10/1 and 5/0,5 etc. I got a spare computer but I don't know if my net or the old computer will hold. The old computer has a Q8200, 8GB of DDR2 RAM and a Gigabyte MoBo. My internet is around 10-11 mbps down and should be around 1 up. It's not gonna be lots of players on the server, maybe around 10-15 but we will use a couple plugins. Since Minecraft Servers usually only use 1 core, would it be possible to turn off the other cores and OC the hell out of the Q8200? I still don't know if my net will hold.

If we were to buy a decent server and run on the 40/40 net, what would we buy? It would only run the Minecraft Server and nothing else, so not too expensive. We all want to be able to connect to the server to change settings etc. if we buy one.

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You can dedicate xxx amount of cores to the server client, and also increase the priority smile.gif

EDIT: This is done through task manager in Windows tongue.gif
Edited by Setzer - 12/15/10 at 10:15am
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You don't need even a "decent" server to run Minecraft. Connection bandwidth isn't a big deal either until you get north of 25-30 people.

This is my server:
http://www.overclock.net/system.php?i=62018

I'm running that on a miserable 1.5mbps up/384kbps down DSL line.

But, yea, having a dedicated rig definitely helps as opposed to running it on the same computer you're playing it on.
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Ooh thanks, guys. biggrin.gif
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I've been running 10 concurrent on an Intel xeon 2.4, windows server 2008 x64, 4gb ram. CPU is steady at < 10% and ram is reserved at 3gb. I have loads of CPU and 1/4 ram to spare.

Best minecraft server
Edited by MrJangles - 12/15/10 at 9:21pm
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What? Explain please tongue.gif
BTW: What OS should I install? Will there be a difference if I use normal Win7 or the newest Windows Server?
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When my mum isn't on her Vaio, I take it to my room, plug it in, and start up a server lasting hours. Sometimes one of my friends is round and plays on the laptop at the same time as the server running. About every hour or so we get little glitches, but it doesn't stop it being playable at all. Most of the time there are about 5 of us on the server, one of them playing on the laptop.
The specs of the laptop are about this:

Pentium Dual Core 2.2GHz
3GB DDR2 RAM
Intel Integrated Graphics Family 4
Average 300GB Hard Drive

As you can see, they are incredibly small in comparison to either of your computers. I say forget it, just host and play from your i7, or if it's no trouble at all use the " " " Old " " " PC as the server.

Also, what the hell are you doing with an unused system like that in your house? PM if you're feeling generous wink.gif
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post #8 of 14
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Hehe, I guess it will work then. I don't want to use my i7 since it makes so much noise, 7 fans and a H50, gotta remove some fans soon though.
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Haha I'm also wondering why you have a 1000W power supply with only one 5970.. are you dripping money?
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Heh, I want to be able to keep it if I want to upgrade smile.gif
Still wondering what OS...
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