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new to this and can't overclock my i7-970...please help

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Ok, I'm sure you guys have heard that opening line a thousands times so sorry but I'm new and can't figure out how to overclock my i7-970. I have a gigabyte ga-x58a-ud3r motherboard, 2000mhz of kingston memory....the one that you can overclock...lol anyway it's a water coolant system and when I try to overclock it, it shuts downs and resets to a lower setting. The only time I got close it said I was at 4.1 but the temp went up over 80 degrees in like 40 minutes plus the memory mhz went from 2000 to 1500??

This guy at the computer store just told me something about the voltage and says he and he co worker have i7-920 at 4.4 with no special equipment what so ever and idle is runs at 38 degrees and 69 degrees when using it.
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Okay, I suggest you read up on how to overclock the i7 series, and also how to overclock using the Gigabyte UD3 board. I have this board but have not had time to play with it yet. But the 970 is a beast of a chip, and you don't need high clocks to get great performance, you're already there When you say you try to overclock, what are you doing exactly??
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