I7 3630K regularly freezing up

I have had my new workstation at home for 2 days
and it seems to be regularly freezing up. I have had to switch it off like 10 times and the last time on restarting
I get a blue screen, then windows tried to repair itself and then said it couldnt repair itself and would shut down. how much damage am I doing by turning it off at the wall like this all the time?
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  1. Turning it off is damaging to the hard drive. It may be a source of the crashing.
  2. guys at the shop told me to turn it off when it freezes up, what is the alternative please? this is happening all of the time
    control alt delete, everything is frozen out
  3. Bad ram, run memtest.
  4. Ahh yes well the guys from computer hope have been through my computer with a fine tooth comb and that is what they say,
    memtest went fine but didn't recognise the chipset.
    here is a photo of the screen
    and CPUID CPUZ reckons that the 32GB DDR3 ram that is supposed to be running at 1600htz is actually only 800!
    so they reckon this is the problem
    What is the best ram I can get to suit i7 3630K and x79 gigabit MOBO?
    and also how do you think I should approach the guys who built this rig? Understandable error or total fail?
  5. They are running at 1600mhz, it's just the clock cycles. You need to multiply the numbers.
  6. bad! I thought I was getting somewhere! Can you tell me how I can check what this RAM is? (without pulling it off the MOBO?)
  7. Ram is 31.9 GB DDR3 @ 800 mhtz (11-11-11-29)

    Memory slots
    Total memory slots 4
    Used memory slots 4
    Free memory slots 0
    Type DDR3
    Size 32720 MBytes
    DRAM Frequency 800.0 MHz
    CAS# Latency (CL) 11 clocks
    RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 11 clocks
    RAS# Precharge (tRP) 11 clocks
    Cycle Time (tRAS) 29 clocks
    Physical Memory
    Memory Usage 8 %
    Total Physical 32 GB
    Available Physical 29 GB
    Total Virtual 64 GB
    Available Virtual 61 GB
    Number Of SPD Modules 0
  8. Ram is Strontium 8gb 1600 you guys see any problem with that and the set up specs?
  9. subtlefly said:
    Ram is Strontium 8gb 1600 you guys see any problem with that and the set up specs?

    if u read 800MHz off the CPU-Z tab it actually means 1600Mhz, relax :)

    DDR = Double (effective) Data Rate

    800MHz x2=1600 MHz effective :D

    PS:- Even i had freaked out once upon a time when my 667MHz ram was being read as 333MHZ. Same thing also happened to a friend of mine recently who bought new 1333MHz DDR3 ram and saw it as 666MHZ :D
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