Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Possible Duplicate:
Force a single core program to use multi core

Whenever I play games (specifically Minecraft) on my computer, only one of the cores is being used to run the game, which slows Minecraft down.

I was wondering if there was a way to tell the computer to use all (4) of the cores to run the game.

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by bwDraco, slhck, Breakthrough, afrazier, Nifle Feb 24 '12 at 22:51

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

up vote 6 down vote accepted

In general no - software that is multicore aware has to be coded to be multicore aware. I've never known minecraft to be CPU bound however.

There is, however a varient of the optifine mod thats multiprocessor enabled.

share|improve this answer
That mod is helping me run Minecaft much better. Thanks a lot! :D – parion Feb 26 '12 at 16:18

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .