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Why do i run minecraft so slow?

okay, with my PC i am running games like Planetside 2 with much higher FPS than i get in minecraft... i would still class minecraft as easily playable (Around 50FPS). but it just confuses me as to why the frames are almost always under 60FPS... i thought my PC would handle it better than that.
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CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£109.50 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£59.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£65.10 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.97 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (£260.99 @ Dabs)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£44.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£57.88 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.98 @ Ebuyer)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£70.30 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £717.71
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    I think Minecraft has VSync on automatically, check that.
  2. do you have any applications on while playing that can cause fps lock? i know fraps has fps lock.
  3. ollpu said:
    I think Minecraft has VSync on automatically, check that.


    Yep, that was it ... :) Thanks man
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