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Minecraft Won’t run on dedicated AMD graphics card

PANSTUDIOSPANSTUDIOS Member Posts: 9

Tinkerer

Hi I’ve looked through like 1 billion forms And everything I tried has not worked Every time I try to play Minecraft it always runs on my integrated graphics instead of my dedicated graphics Is there a way to fix this

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  • GAMING6698GAMING6698 ACE Posts: 4,472 Pathfinder
    @PANSTUDIOS add Minecraft in amd radeon software then launch it
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  • PANSTUDIOSPANSTUDIOS Member Posts: 9

    Tinkerer

    GAMING6698 said:
    @PANSTUDIOS add Minecraft in amd radeon software then launch it
    That’s the thing I don’t know how
  • batmalinbatmalin Member Posts: 3,515 Guru
    Hi, open radeon software go to gaming tab and add the game like in the picture:

                                         Please click yes If I have answered your question.
    Please click "Yes" if I have answered your question.
    Userbench: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/31177158

  • PANSTUDIOSPANSTUDIOS Member Posts: 9

    Tinkerer

    batmalin said:
    Hi, open radeon software go to gaming tab and add the game like in the picture:

                                         Please click yes If I have answered your question.
    I don’t see Minecraft I don’t even see the launcher
  • GAMING6698GAMING6698 ACE Posts: 4,472 Pathfinder
    @PANSTUDIOS how you play your game ? 
    windows 10 optimization guide for gaming 
    Windows 10 optimization guide for gaming — Acer Community

    Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-43)
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/32161127

    This is all the games I've completed from my Nitro 5 

    Devil May Cry 5, sekiro: shadows die twice, Watch dogs 2, star wars jade fallen order and Middle earth: Shadow of war
  • PANSTUDIOSPANSTUDIOS Member Posts: 9

    Tinkerer

    @PANSTUDIOS how you play your game ? 
    I just open the launcher and just hit play.

    also sorry for not responding for a long time, school hit hard:/
  • PANSTUDIOSPANSTUDIOS Member Posts: 9

    Tinkerer

    I then just hit play 
  • GAMING6698GAMING6698 ACE Posts: 4,472 Pathfinder
    @PANSTUDIOS
    Add Minecraft.exe and launcher in amd radeon software under gaming tab manually 
    windows 10 optimization guide for gaming 
    Windows 10 optimization guide for gaming — Acer Community

    Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-43)
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/32161127

    This is all the games I've completed from my Nitro 5 

    Devil May Cry 5, sekiro: shadows die twice, Watch dogs 2, star wars jade fallen order and Middle earth: Shadow of war
  • PANSTUDIOSPANSTUDIOS Member Posts: 9

    Tinkerer

    Where do I find GAMING6698 said:
    @PANSTUDIOS
    Add Minecraft.exe and launcher in amd radeon software under gaming tab manually 
    Where do I find Minecraft.exe at?
  • GAMING6698GAMING6698 ACE Posts: 4,472 Pathfinder
    edited May 2020
    @PANSTUDIOS
    Right click on Minecraft launcher→open file location.
    Then Follow that path to add .exe file in software
    windows 10 optimization guide for gaming 
    Windows 10 optimization guide for gaming — Acer Community

    Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-43)
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/32161127

    This is all the games I've completed from my Nitro 5 

    Devil May Cry 5, sekiro: shadows die twice, Watch dogs 2, star wars jade fallen order and Middle earth: Shadow of war
  • PANSTUDIOSPANSTUDIOS Member Posts: 9

    Tinkerer

    @PANSTUDIOS
    Right click on Minecraft launcher→open file location.
    Then Follow that path to add .exe file in software
    Minecraft launcher opens the game like I can’t find a .exe expect for the launcher
  • DiamondDCIWDiamondDCIW Member Posts: 2 New User
    Hi! I posted a similar response before to another post and Ill paste it here. 
    Hope this helps. If you need screenshots or guidance let me know. 

    Hi! I know this says solved but (in my opinion this is far from it) I am here to give my answer. Minecraft.exe is NOT an application. The launcher is an application and it is fairly easy to find. I would 1. Add the Launcher to high performance on switchable graphics as well but here is how to fix the issue. Launch minecraft normally. When you do, open the Radeon settings and go to switchable graphics. Then go to Current Applications.  It should show you a list of applications that are currently running. Even with Minecraft running, you won't see it. This is because Minecraft is disguised as a JAVA application. If you see any applications open with the word JAVA in it such as javaw.exe for example, set it to high performance. It takes a few tries for some reason and it won't stay at high performance. Just keep clicking it if it does that and keep changing it to high performance. Then close out of minecraft and relaunch it. It should say that it is now running on the 560x card and not the vega 8 graphics. There is like no possible way to add javaw.exe to the gaming tab as the computer just doesn't recognize this as a game. I would also not that turning down minecraft graphics to the lowest as possible gives best FPS increase. I would also recommended increasing RAM usage on Minecraft to 4. If you don't know how to do that there is tons of videos. If you come across a problem where you can't change RAM usage, install 64bit JAVA and it should fix that problem as well. Hope this helps if you never managed to figure it out. I would also highly recommended pluggins in your laptop while doing all of this as well. 
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