Minecraft Freezes Every Few Seconds

So far I have encountered hundreds of issues in my Minecraft journey, ranging from the computer stuttering to shutting down but I have always managed to fix them within a day.

However, fixing Minecraft freezes every few seconds took a lot of work to fix. I had to do comprehensive research to find a reasonable solution.

After days of scouring the internet in various forums and Youtube videos, I finally found a few solutions that actually fixes Minecraft from freezing every few seconds.

And in this article, I’ll break down all of these solutions.

Why Does Minecraft Freeze Every Few Seconds?

There is no exact answer to this question as it depends on your system. Minecraft freezing for every few seconds can happen for various reasons, and below are some of the most common ones: 

  • Allocating more RAM than needed for the game. 
  • High-resolution graphics settings in the game  
  • Outdated video drivers 
  • Applications that require more memory allocations running together with Minecraft simultaneously  

How To Fix Minecraft Freezing Every Few Seconds?

Now we know some of the reasons why Minecraft gets frozen, let’s take a look at the steps we can take to fix and avoid this issue in the future.

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Allocating the RAM that is more than needed for the game 

If you have allocated more than 6GB RAM for the game, I suggest reducing it to a range of 3 to 4 GB.

Afterwards check whether Minecraft still freezes every few seconds. If the issue persists, the reason behind the issue is not the allocation of more RAM. Move on the next check.

High-resolution graphics settings in the game

High resolution in Minecraft is one of the significant reasons for freezing the game.

To lower the resolution, you should head onto options in the game. Then click video settings and change the graphics settings.

Following is an example of some of the graphics settings of Minecraft game:

  • Particles – minimal 
  • Smooth lighting – off
  • 3D anaglyph – off
  • Clouds – off

After that, disable the V-sync option as well.

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Now you can relaunch Minecraft and check whether the issue has been resolved. If the problem continues, try the next solution. 

Outdated video drivers

Outdated video drivers can cause a freeze in Minecraft or just about any video game. Therefore, it is highly recommended to update your drivers if you have a Minecraft freezing issue.

If you are using an Intel graphics card, you should visit the Intel website and look for the most recent drivers for your video card.

Outdated video drivers

Next, download and install the compatible display drivers for your computer. 

Memory extensive apps running alongside Minecraft simultaneously

Before you play minecraft, it is better to close all other unnecessary applications not required to run the game.

This will enable you to reserve more memory for the game.

You can do this by opening task manager and closing all memory extensive applications that are essential.

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The easiest way to open the task manager is by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc together. Then the task manager window will appear on the screen. There, you can close unwanted applications.

More Solutions For Minecraft Freezing

Since we have addressed all the causes of Minecraft freezing, let us look at other solutions that could also resolve the problem.

Install latest updates

Ensure that you have the latest updates on the game you are playing. If you are not sure whether you have the latest versions, visit the Minecraft site, and download the latest updates.

Once downloaded the updates, reboot the play station and relaunch the Minecraft game.

If you are using an Xbox, power cycle it

For 5 minutes, disconnect the power cable from the rear of the router, modem, or gateway. Turn off your modem and router by pulling the power plug.

Then, press and hold the Xbox button until it switches off. Wait a couple of minutes and press the button again to switch on the console.

If you are using an Xbox, power cycle it

Wait for about 5 to 10 minutes in this state. After that, connect all the cables and bring the modem to a fully functional condition.

Now launch the game and check whether you can play it without freezing for every few seconds.

Relaunch Minecraft

Press F3 when it freezes to access your saved game in the upper right corner. If it’s at or near 100%, it’s because your RAM is full and relaunching Minecraft will solve the problem.

If this keeps happening, you should restart Minecraft every hour or so.

Scan the computer for viruses

Your Minecraft game might freeze if your computer is infected with viruses or malware. So, run a virus/malware scan and clean up your system.

Any virus or malware scanner will do the trick here. Alternatively, you can utilize the Windows anti-virus software, Windows Defender.

Game settings

If you have yet to configure the game settings according to the requirements, it may also cause freezing.

Game settings

So, go to the settings and adjust them to comply with computer specifications. If you have a low-end computer, you better update all the drivers and set low resolutions to avoid additional issues such as stuttering and lagging.

Contact Minecraft official support

If any of the solutions mentioned above do not work for you, it is best to contact official Minecraft support.

They should be able to assist you if you have a specific problem with your computer or console that causes Minecraft to freeze.

I have gotten their help for a couple of my other issues and recommend reaching them out.

Final Thoughts

Minecraft is one of the best sandbox games, and I keep playing it. I have encountered many issues related to the game and, fortunately, was able to resolve them with the support of Minecraft official support, forums, blog posts and Youtube videos.

If you encounter a Minecraft freezing problem, try out every solution mentioned here and one of them should resolve your issue. If the problem persists, you can post it here in the comment section, and I will definitely see what I can do.