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Allocate More RAM To Specific Apps in Windows 11 (With Proof)


Do you want to prioritize one program above another in Windows in order to get better performance?

If this is the case, then you need RAM Allocation for specific apps. RAM Allocation for specific programs is a means of prioritizing and allocating more RAM to a program than to other apps.

I followed the exact steps below to get the RAM consumption from 102.9MB to 177.1MB for a specific app and the services associated with the app directly increased to twice its disk usage from 2.1 MB/s to 4 MB/s.

The screenshot below serves as a piece of evidence.

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RAM Usage Before Allocating More RAM
ram usage after allocating more ram
RAM Usage Rising After Allocating More RAM

Before we proceed further, it’s crucial to note that the increase in RAM usage varies depending on the program, and to allocate more RAM to a program, you must repeat the methods below each time you launch the software.


Step #1: Open the Task Manager from the Start Menu or press the “Ctrl + Shift + Esc” Key Combination on the keyboard.

task manager icon in windows 11
Task Manager Icon

Step #2: All the running applications will appear. Select the Details Tab on the top.

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Select Details Tab

Step #3: Select the app for which you want to prioritize the RAM, right-click it, and hover over the “Set Priority” option and you will see the current priority settings.

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“Set Priority” option

Step #4: Select the Desired Priority settings depending on the app.

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Set Desired Priority

Step #5: Click on the “Change Priority” button.

select the "change priority" option
“Change Priority’ option

NOTE: You may use the method below to allocate even more memory to the application.


Step #1: Select the Windows Settings option.

windows setting app in windows 11
Windows Settings App

Step #2: Select the “Display” option in the System tab.

go to the display settings in system tab in windows 11 settings
Display Settings

Step #3: Scroll down and select the “Graphics Settings”.

scroll and select graphics option
Graphics Option

Step #4: Select the “Desktop Apps” option from the drop-down menu.

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“Desktop App” option

Step #5: Click on the “Browse” button and select the app (.exe file extension) for which you want to allocate more memory.

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Browse and choose the desired app

Step #6: Now the App will be visible in the list which is by default set to the “Let Windows Decide” option. Select the App and click the “options” button.

Select the "Option" button
Select the “Option” button

Step #7: Select the “High Performance Mode” and click the Save button.

change graphics preference to high performance in windows 11 graphics settings
Graphics Preferences – High Performance Mode

Can I Allocate More RAM to Adobe After Effects and Photoshop?

Yes, you can allocate more RAM in Adobe After Effects and Photoshop with the Windows Graphics Settings and priority settings in the Details tab of task manager

Can I allocate RAM in both SDD and HDD?

Yes, you can allocate RAM in SDD as well as HDD using the same methods using Windows Settings as well as using the Task Manager.

Can I allocate more RAM for games?

Yes, you can allocate more RAM for both the Casual as well as Hardcore games with the Windows Graphics Settings and priority settings in the Details tab of task manager

Can I allocate more RAM in Windows 7?

Yes, you can allocate more RAM in Windows 7 but using the Task Manager method only, because the Windows Settings are not available in windows 7.


Next Steps

Make sure that you don’t allocate the highest Priority RAM to all the applications as it might make the system unstable and may result in system failure and untimely crashes.

We’ve covered how to allocate more RAM to specific programs in Windows using Task Manager and then allocating further more RAM using graphics settings in Windows.

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