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Minecraft Server Help

Ok, I have a Minecraft server set up on a dedicated machine running a Pentium D 940, 1Gb Ram, and a 160 Gb IDE HDD running on LXLE Linux (based off Ubuntu 14.04). I have the server set up already and have made a few test runs. The server works good but it lags annoyingly at times. An example is I break a block in the air and it will respawn and drop a few times, or objects like saplings will fall/disappear repeatedly about 3 or 4 times after "mining" a leaf block.

I have it running with a netgear wg111v3 wireless g usb network adapter. Is this what is causing my lag? I know with that cpu I can't have a lot of people on at the same time, that isn't a problem really as it will only be my 3 kids and 2 cousins that will ever get on it. It's only going to be for the "house" too, just the home N router. I am wondering if maybe it's also a lack of ram, I am planning on buying some used ddr2 on ebay here in the near future.

I am looking to what you guys think may be causing this issue. I did notice something like "Can't keep up" in terminal but I don't remember really. I plan on running it headless when I get all kinks worked out and this pc is only being used as a minecraft server.

Thanks in advanced for the help
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    I have only ever set up a Dedicated Minecraft Server once or twice, but from the "Can't Keep Up" error you mentioned I can assure you that the computer needs more RAM.
  2. Retrowire said:
    I have only ever set up a Dedicated Minecraft Server once or twice, but from the "Can't Keep Up" error you mentioned I can assure you that the computer needs more RAM.


    It would appear you are correct, I borrowed a couple of sticks from my neighbor and the "lag" issues I have were fixed. So I guess I will be buying some cheap ram from ebay soon. I may just hold off until I can use the Athlon x3 (I am getting my daughter a laptop for school next month and she won't want her desktop anymore) and upgrade it 8gb ram. I think the Athlon would use less power too.

    Thank you everyone for your insight and advice
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