How to allocate more RAM for specific programs in Windows 10

One of the most interesting and useful features of Windows 10 is the prioritization of each running process. Every program running on Windows has a priority level that determines how much resources it will consume when multiple programs are run. What’s even more useful is that Windows 10 allows you to change the priority of running processes.

Let’s say there are times when we want to allocate more RAM for a particular application. By allocating more RAM to a running process, you can speed up video conversion times, fix web browser lag, speed up your program, and more.

It’s also worth noting that some apps and games were designed to use more RAM, so allocating more RAM to those specific programs or games will allow them to run smoothly.

In this article, we will share a detailed guide on how to allocate more RAM for specific applications on Windows 10 computers.

1. Using the task manager

You can use the Windows 10 Task Manager to prioritize specific apps. If you want to allocate additional RAM to a specific application, you need to raise its priority in the task manager. To do this, follow a few simple steps below.

Step 1. First of all, right-click on the taskbar and select “Task Manager” .

Step 2. After the “Task Manager” opens , select the “Details” tab .

Step 3. On the Details tab, right-click the process you want to promote and select the Set Priority option .

Step 4. You will find several options. To increase the priority, select something higher than usual. You can select Above Average , High, or Real Time .

Step 5. In the confirmation field, click Change Priority .

Thus, you can use the Task Manager to allocate more RAM for specific applications in Windows 10.

2. Specify the amount of RAM for each program

In this method, we are going to specify the amount of RAM for each program. This method works with all applications, but we used Adobe Photoshop for the demonstration.

Step 1. First of all, right click on the application shortcut and select “Properties” .

Step 2. Now go to the “Shortcut” tab .

Step 3. In the Object field , after the .exe, put a space, then copy and paste â€“disk-cache-size = 1073741824 . Then click “OK” .

Important! Performing the above step will allocate 1073741824 bytes for Adobe Photoshop, which is equivalent to 1 GB of RAM. You can change the size, but the amount of RAM must be in bytes.

Windows 10 usually does a pretty good job of managing RAM. The system is well aware of how much memory to allocate to each application. Allocating too much RAM for any application can cause other applications to crash or some errors.

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