In this Instructable, I am going to show you how to make your Minecraft client run faster.
Step 1: Resource Packs
Turn them off. The default look looks fine and runs faster.
Step 2: Sound
Sound can be shut off. It's a lot easier for your computer to render the video faster if it doesn't have to render audio as well.
Step 3: Video
Graphics set at fast, not fancy
Render distance: The lower, the better
Smooth Lighting off
3D Anaglyph off
View bobbing off
Lower max framerate (I like 30)
Step 4: Play
Now your client should run faster. Enjoy!