- That is a good question. My assumption is that Java doesn't affect performance much. I know that earlier 7 versions had mouse/key issues, but I have not heard of performance issues. Version-wise, everyone should always have the current version with the major number exception. Sun/Oracle usually keeps both the last major number and the newest major number active while they iron out the new one, which was the case with 6, so people submitting their results could have any of the updates throughout 6 and 7 before. Sun/Oracle has moved to preferring 7 for everyone sometime in the last few months. As for deciding whether or not to put in a Java section, I'll leave that up to someone who is more familiar with Java's impact on performance (other than using 32-bit vice 64-bit).
—Kanegasi ☺C13:34, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
- I never noticed any major performance difference between the java versions, regardless of whether it was a minor 6 update, or whether it was e transition form 6 to 7. It will usually tell you that version 7 is available, and it says that it will uninstall version 6. Thanks anyway. -- Numbermaniac (C) 00:00, 24 March 2013 (UTC)
 Amount of storage
Just to clarify for the recent edit summary, the amount of storage you have is irrelevant to Minecraft's performance. Who made the drive, what model it is, and whether it is a HDD or SSD can all affect performance. How much the drive can hold, and in one entry what your other drives are, do not affect Minecraft, or any game's performance for that matter. It can affect games if you don't have enough room to install, but at that point, there's no performance to measure if you can't install it.
—Kanegasi ☺C 02:56, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
- Whether youhave SSD or HDD makes a difference, but storage definitely doesn't, you're right. -- (T) Numbermaniac (C) 04:47, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
- However for HDD, speed is also affected by storage density, i.e. 1TB single disc could possibly perform better than 500GB single disc under same rotation speed (due to lower seek time)! 126.96.36.199 15:20, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
- Listing the drive used with proper formatting, eg. Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS HDD, xxx00rpm, is enough for any user to reference and compare as they wish. Including the storage amount with the model is redundant, though only including the the storage amount without the model does not give proper reference for comparison. -- Bb 20 (Edits) 16:38, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
 In-game setup
When getting users to get framerate results in a fullscreen state, this is referred to as a 'maximized' window. Users may get confused by this thinking that all they have to do is maximize their Minecraft game window and results may be not what we wanted them to get. Is that done on purpose or is it something that can be changed? -- Bb 20 18:20, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
- Fixed, and to sign a post just type four tildes, like this: ~~~~ If you want that purple color, go into your preferences and put exactly what you did here into the "New signature" box and make sure the "Treat signature as wikitext" box is checked.
—Kanegasi ☺C20:32, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
The help is much appreciated! Also, when finding avg/low-high framerates, the direction faced and number of currently loading chunks cause the user's results to vary. Example: [F: 3(EAST)/-90.x, 52 fps, 0 chunk updates] vs [F: 0(SOUTH)/(-)0.x, 72 fps, 0 chunk updates) - This causes a difference of 20fps for my results after completing all in-game requirements. Thoughts? Bb 20 (Edits) 23:26, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
- That's why we have the user walk around in a circle to incorporate all directions. Fourth bullet in the "In-game setup" section.
—Kanegasi ☺C23:29, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
- I believe I missed that one part altogether. Though when I think about it, do we want the user's chunk load to drop to zero before getting results? If so and the user walks outside of the chunk they are in and into another, possibly a second, this should cause a new set of chunks to be loaded, decreasing the framerate until they finish loading, yes? -- Bb 20 (Edits) 00:21, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
- The first time you create the map it may take several minutes before reaching 0 chunk updates; water touching lava forming obsidian and/or mineshaft supports burning away from contact with lava. Consistent and more stable FPS values are gathered after the map settles, even if it takes 10min -- Bb 20 (Edits) 11:50, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
 Making your entry
While adding a new hardware entry, I was looking into editing the example as it does not completely match that of the "Computer specifications" on the main page. I couldn't find a way to edit it though I'm not sure if I need special perms to do so. -- Bb 20 (Edits) 15:37, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
 Too hi level for me
I have a PC. It's a dell dimension 5000 with no enhancements to it. I run windows XP.
That is about all I understand about computers. I bought and loaded minecraft. There is a we icon to click to run it now on the pc. It opens up a box but its blank inside and the computer freezes.
I don't understand all of the spec requirements to see if my pc is capable of running - or even where to find the information.
Based on this limited information, does it sound like my pc isn't capable of running this or might there be some other fixable problem. If its not capable, is there a solution ie buy more memory. If so, how does a pc illiterate go about solving this.
Finbar. 14:52, 10 April 2013 (UTC)~
- My computer is pretty cruddy, it is 7 years old, and also runs Windows XP. If you go into My Computer, right-click in an empty space and click "Properties", and go to the "General" tab, there should be some info in regards to your computer. -- Numbermaniac - T - C 00:14, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
 Computer specifications | Hardware performance/intro
Having the Computer Specifications section is informative, though it would be more appropriate to have it, or a copy, on the Hardware_performance/intro page so as to compliment the examples located there. The second though is that users may overlook the Computer Specifications section before creating a new entry, therefor missing any information and examples within it to create a proper and complete entry. -- Bb 20 (Edits) 23:38, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
- I thought that a while ago, but opted for making the examples. If you want to put both the examples and the spec section in there, keep in mind the length of that header. It shouldn't really be an entirely different page, just an informative header. Also, I changed your link to a wiki link. If you are linking to another wiki page, you just need double brackets with the [[page name]].
—Kanegasi ☺C01:14, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
- Thanks for the link edit, I'll keep that in mind for future use. Also, I made my first edit and added the specs section along-side the examples you created without using more space. I'm trying to be as user-friendly(?) as possible, so I'm colour-coding some of the details in the spec-clone section and hoping my coding isn't going to be too cluttering. Besides that, I had fun with it for a few hours and wouldn't mind a look-over from you or someone else, especially when it comes to the alignment of the spec-clone section; could use some text-width limiting so it's not stretched as much as it is. -- Bb 20 (Edits) 07:58, 13 April 2013 (UTC)