Minecraft Lag

Minecraft was lagging after about five minutes of play. On my netbook, I expect that. It has a single processor. On my work laptop for lunch breaks and company outings, sure. Integrated graphics. On my quad i7 with hyperthreading, 8GB of RAM and a graphics card that was new when I built this thing a year and a half ago? Fuck no. I will not lower my graphics to “fast” or change render distance from “very far” because I can play Skyrim with almost all the pretty graphics turned all the way up. Minecraft has a lot of blocks to load, but if it didnt have issues 6 months ago, I don’t see why it should now.

Well, to make a long story short, when I went to java.com and told it to update me, it kept giving me Java 6 update 31 as opposed to java 7 update whatever. Java 6? Lag. Java 7? Works great.

You know, I’m sure this information is out there somewhere, but I sure as heck didn’t find it. I figured Java.com would have the newest stuff.