Change the amount of RAM used as Shared GPU Memory in Windows 10

System: Gigabyte Z97-D3H-CF (Custom Desktop PC)
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bits (Fall Creators Update)
CPU: Intel Core i7 4790 @ 3.60GHz (4 cores - 8 threads)
RAM: 32GB Dual Channel
Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 1080 (Founder's Edition)
Dedicated Video Memory: 8GB

System Video Memory: 0

Shared Video Memory: 16GB

allocating half my RAM for shared video memory when the card has 8GB of dedicated video memory seems like overkill to me. Is there a way to change how much RAM windows 10 allocates as shared video memory? Specifically, I'd like to change it from 16GB to 8GB.

Any help would be much appreciated.


Hi Jason, 

RAM allocation is being configured only via BIOS settings. To be more accurate for allocating your memory, we suggest contacting the manufacturer of your motherboard which is Gigabyte. They know which programs are compatible with your computer and what exact configuration that you need to do on the operating system side.

Therefore, we have found a thread that is similar to your concern. You can visit this thread: Disable or turn off Shared System Memory to know how to change or allocate memory.

If you need more help, you can contact us again.


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Last updated June 8, 2021 Views 71,168 Applies to: