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Minecraft not using GPU

Have you come across the Minecraft not using GPU issue? This issue often occurs after updating the graphics card driver. How to fix Minecraft not using GPU? If you are also searching for the answer, this post of MiniTool is what you need.

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The Minecraft not using GPU issue usually happens on a dual graphics card laptop. A dual graphics card laptop includes an integrated Intel GPU and a dedicated NVidia or AMD GPU. Some dual GPU users are troubled by the Minecraft not using dedicated GPU issue when playing the game.

Another situation is that the Minecraft not using GPU happens after they update the graphics card driver. How to make Minecraft use GPU? Here we will walk you through a full guide to fix the problem.

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Fix 1. Use the NVidia GPU for Minecraft

If you encounter the Minecraft not using NVidia GPU issue, you can configure it through the NVidia control panel. To do so, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Right-click on the desktop and select the NVidia Control Panel.

Step 2. Click on Manage 3D Settings at the left window, and then locate the Global Settings tab and select the High-performance NVidia processor from the drop-down menu.

select the High-performance NVidia

Step 3. Then navigate to the Program Settings tab to allow the NVidia GPU more specifically for Minecraft, and click on the Add button.

Step 4. In the pop-up window, click on the Browse button.

click on Browse in NVidia control panel

Step 5. Open the Minecraft folder in the Add window, and then find the bin subfolder and select the Javaw.exe file in the folder and click on Open button.

Tip: The bin folder is located in the C:Program Files (x86)Minecraftruntimejre-x641.8.0_25bin by default.

Step 6. After that, click on the Select the preferred graphics card for this program from the drop-down menu.

Step 7. Select the High-performance NVidia processor option and click on Apply to execute the changes.

Now, you can check if the Minecraft not using GPU issue is fixed.

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Fix 2. Use the AMD GPU for Minecraft

If you are using the AMD graphics card, you can set it as GPU for Minecraft. Here’s how to make Minecraft use GPU:

Step 1. Right-click on the desktop and select the AMD Radeon Settings option.

Step 2. Navigate to the System tab and click on the Switchable Graphics option.

click on Switchable Graphics

Step 3. Click on the Installed Profile Applications option to overview the installed software.

Step 4. Click on Browse to select the Javaw.exe file for Minecraft.

Step 5. Select the High Performance for the dedicated GPU.

Fix 3. Set High-Performance GPU via Settings

In addition to the above 2 methods, you can set high-performance GPU for Minecraft using the Windows 10 Settings app. For that:

Step 1. Type graphics in the search box and then select the Graphics Settings app from the best match.

Step 2. If you got the Minecraft from Microsoft store, select the Universal app from the drop-down menu.

Step 3. Click on Select an app menu and select Minecraft from the list of apps.

Click on Select an app menu

Step 4. Click on the Options button for Minecraft.

Step 5. Select the High performance and click on Save button.

Now, restart your computer and check if the Minecraft not using dedicated GPU is fixed or not.

Fix 4. Perform a System Restore to Undo These Changes

Many users report that they encounter the Minecraft not using GPU issue after updating the graphics card driver. To resolve the problem, you can try performing a system restore to undo these changes. If you don’t how to perform a system restore, you can refer to this post in which detailed steps are provided.

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