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G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C10D-16GAB

  • DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
  • Timing 10-11-10
  • Cas Latency 10
  • Voltage 1.5V
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Low Profile Extreme Performance DDR3 Memory
Ares Whether your system is a beast with an oversized CPU cooler or a savvy small-form-factor PC, G.SKILL ARES is built for ultra high performance and rock-solid stability. Named after the Greek god of war, G.SKILL ARES will serve and power your system in your daily battles of gaming and computing.
Low Profile Heat Spreader Design
AresG.SKILL ARES is the best choice for optimum adaptability/fitment for your system. At only 3.2cm tall, the low profile heat spreader design of G.SKILL ARES is the ideal memory for systems with massive CPU coolers or for small-form-factor PCs, where every millimeter counts.
Solid Reliability and Ultra High Performance
Like all G.SKILL memory products, each ARES memory kit are put through extensive reliability and compatibility tests with a wide range of Intel and AMD platforms. The stress tests ensure ARES memory kits delivery outstanding performance and durability, while maintaining overclocking headroom.
Intel XMP Support
AresAll G.SKILL DDR3 memory come with the latest Intel XMP standard developed for Intel platform. It provides PC enthusiasts an entirely trouble-free overclocking experience to boost their Intel systems for extreme levels of performance, while retaining system stability.

Lifetime Warranty
AresAll G.SKILL memory products come with a lifetime warranty, and the G.SKILL technical team is always ready to provide consumers with complete technical support via online forums, telephone, and email.
Series Ares
Memory Type DDR3
Capacity 16GB (8GBx2)
Multi-Channel Kit Dual Channel Kit
Tested Speed 1866MHz
Tested Latency 10-11-10-30-2N
Tested Voltage 1.50v
Registered/Unbuffered Unbuffered
Error Checking Non-ECC
SPD Speed 1333MHz
SPD Voltage 1.50v
Fan lncluded No
Features Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) Ready
height 22 mm / 1.30 inch
Warranty Lifetime


Learn more about the G.SKILL F3-1866C10D-16GAB


Ares Series
240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

Tech Spec

16GB (2 x 8GB)
DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
Cas Latency
Multi-channel Kit
Dual Channel Kit
Heat Spreader
Compatible with Intel LGA1155 and AMD Llano/AM3+ platforms

Intel XMP support for 2nd and 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors

To reach rated memory speed, enabling Intel XMP profile or manual BIOS tuning is required

Combination with other memory kits or modules (even with same model number) is not recommended to avoid any compatibility issues

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime

Customer Reviews of the G.SKILL F3-1866C10D-16GAB

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  • B. R.
  • 6/26/2014 5:39:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRunning reliably at 1867MHz

Pros: I installed 32G and ran sys_basher on it at both the default 1333MHz speed and repeatedly at the XMP 1867MHz speed. Over several days of testing there were no failures.

Cons: None

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  • Aaron C.
  • 5/30/2014 10:08:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs1866 MHz All Day

Pros: To make sure you get the full 1866 MHz you're paying for, be sure to ENABLE the XMP memory profile on your motherboard. After a couple weeks of use, this RAM has worked just as it's supposed to. Plus it's low profile, which is good if I ever go to a larger CPU cooler.

Cons: The price of RAM is super high right now. I paid 140 with a discount, but this memory has been on sale for less than half of that in the past.

Other Thoughts: Enable the XMP memory profile on your motherboard to get 1866 MHz !

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  • Alexander V.
  • 5/10/2014 4:31:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood one

Pros: Fast memory, No lags, no errors, low profile

Cons: no

Other Thoughts: Will but again

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  • Jesse C.
  • 4/22/2014 9:08:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: 16g of fast reliable and affordable ram with a great warranty.. nuf said

Cons: none really..

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  • Michael K.
  • 4/11/2014 11:10:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Stable, Quick, Affordable, Good low profile heatspreaders.

Cons: I have no problems with this RAM

Other Thoughts: I did not OC

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  • Nashten S.
  • 2/13/2014 3:55:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic RAM!

Pros: Great RAM. Not truly elaborate with heatspreaders; low profile and nice looking. Passed both PC Doctor extended RAM tests and Prime95 Blend tests.

Paired this up with a 4770k, so I can do some serious work: 3D Modelling and CAD. (No Quadro or FirePRO yet. :( ) Running these at the full 1866MHz with XMP enabled and it performs great! Huge step from a Core 2 Quad and 8GB DDR2-800 RAM.

Cons: Can't complain at all.

RAM does what RAM does! Not DOA either.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/10/2014 9:41:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStrong, Solid RAM

Pros: * Low-profile form-factor
* 16GB at 1866
* Lifetime warranty from a company well-respected in the industry
* Strong support for overclocking / timing adjustments

Cons: * Touchy on power requirements for POST

Other Thoughts: These modules were purchased to round out a 64GB setup on a Sabertooth x79-based system. [Multiple] boards would not initially post with the RAM until the most current BIOS was flashed and the ram put in the second pair of channels (C, D). After configuring for 1.6v, the system would post with 4 units in for 32GB total. After running the system for a few months at 1.6, I was able to scale back down to the tested 1.5v. While G.Skill is a highly-respected company in the industry, I was surprised at the steps required to get the system to POST with the RAM. Should the RAM show signs of degradation, I will RMA under the lifetime warranty.

This RAM is well-suited for those looking to take advantage of the DDR3 speed range while staying in the general 'advised' range of motherboards. While not the fastest options available, they are solid performers with plenty of overhead room for those looking to push performance through overclocking or adjustment of the timings.

You will likely want to consider investing into direct cooling cooling solutions if overclocking these modules as their heatsinks lack the surface area for thermal dissipation. They support mild overclocking on passive cooling, but will likely need active cooling to reach their performance limits.

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  • john s.
  • 2/2/2014 2:41:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsI have used this since 2012

Pros: Looks good and Is reliable. Low-ish profile to fit under a large CPU cooler.

Cons: Back in 2012, it went for $55 !!!!!! (black friday sale)
Yes, 2 x 8 for 16 gig at $55!

Other Thoughts: Considering the fact that any 2 sets of ram, even from same maker with identical item numbers, are NOT guaranteed to be compatible....
I would have to wait for this set to be at LEAST $75 before I would buy another.
When we call $160 a bargain, we only screw ourselves.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer

Glad to hear you think the memory looks good and is working well in your system. The G.Skill Ares series is low profile so it will clear large aftermarket CPU coolers. It can also fit in small form factor cases so you can have high performance in a space limited case. With regards to pricing, that is something we can not control. Current supply is different than 1-2 years ago which is why you notice a difference in price. So in the future, if you notice a good deal on RAM, you know to purchase the full amount you may need. Otherwise, one day when you finally need more RAM, price can be higher. For any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly.

Thank you

Quality and customer service are our top priorities.

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G.Skill Forum:

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  • Kurt W.
  • 1/17/2014 11:38:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood RAM, good price

Pros: -Overclocked well (can't remember the exact timings, they all got reset to default but I know we were able to push it pretty far)
-Good price point for 16GB RAM

Cons: -They didn't exactly match the red-themed case that I bought, but it didn't matter. You couldn't see very well inside without a window, and a decent-sized CPU cooler hid them from sight.

Other Thoughts: I bought these for a gaming/video editing rig. They've served me well and I have no complaints.

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  • Richard T.
  • 12/30/2013 7:54:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat memory

Pros: Using this to run multiple OS's concurrently via Virtual Box, everything runs very well and I've had no issues what so ever.

Cons: No Instructions included, could not get EOCP to work as advertised with this memory kit.

Other Thoughts: Could not get this to automatically setup via EOCP with my Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ with AMD FX-8350 processor.

What worked for me (Settings).

EOCP = Disabled
Set Memory Clock = 9.33 (1866 MHz)
DDR3 Timing Items = 10, 10, 10, 30


System Voltage Control = MANUAL
DRAM Voltage Control = 1.500v

*** Tips for success ***
I upgraded from 8GB DDR3 1600MHz to 16GB DDR3 1866 MHz.

This part is common sense but may be helpful to some...

Put memory into slots 4, 3

If you don't already know, memory slots are not in numerical order, usually they are ordered 1,3,2,4 if you read the manual or look at your motherboard you'll probably see the numbers written on the board.

For me to get this memory to show up and POST (Power On Self Test) in BIOS you need to clear your CMOS first via the jumpers on your motherboard.

Prior to doing this I would just get a black screen and the BIOS would not POST.

Also, make sure that you manually set your DRAM Voltage Control to 1.500v, I recommend that you do this even if it already displays 1.500 volts as some people have had problems if they did not perform this step.

Hope this info helps somebody out there :)

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