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VMware VM fails to load NVIDIA vGPU with more than 32GB RAM

When booting a VM configured with equal to or more than 32GB RAM, it will often fail to load the vGPU. The VM will load in VMware SVGA mode.

Note the vGPU will be present in Windows Device Manager with a warning sign, the error will be as follows;

Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

The vGPU reserves a portion of the VM’s framebuffer for use in GPU mapping of VM system memory. This reservation is normally sufficient to support up to 32GB of RAM, in order to use RAM use the configuration parameter within the VM’s advanced configuration options;

pciPassthru0.cfg.enable_large_sys_mem

One you’ve enabled the option the VM should boot with the vGPU also loading.

If you still have issues, checkout my other post here

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