Hey My low fps started about a week ago. I was fine the day before and I had been fine 5 years ago but when I logged into Mineplex that day I had unplayable fps out of nowhere. I hoped that things would be better the next day but it continued. I went on an EU server however and that was fine but then on any US server I played I would have about 1-20fps. I'm aware that my 6 year old i5 processor windows 10 laptop is very budget but it was actually quite good until now. I never even had optifine because it wouldn't install when I clicked it. I still can't run optifine with Minecraft but now I feel like I need it whereas I didn't need it back then. The lag usually happens near particles and I have particles on minimum also I used to be able to play with particles set to "all" without lag. I feel as though most replies will tell me that I need a better/newer pc but I'm not getting a new one anytime soon so does anyone know how I can resolve this low fps issue without optifine or is optifine essential to have? This fps makes me unable to play my favorite games so this might mean that I quit the server.