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Why do you guys keep telling him to remove memory? OP has 2 sets of 3 sticks rated at the same frequency and CAS latencies. This will not affect whether his RAM runs in triple channel, nor will it affect his core overclock other than that he'll need to apply a little more voltage to the memory controller. I had the same motherboard and CPU running at 4GHz with 6GB of OCZ memory and 12GB of Kingston, without issue.
@OP, what CPU cooler are you using? If its the stock heatsink you're going to need to buy something better if you want to overclock.
Next run CPU-Z to check the revision of your chip. If its C0/C1, it will run hotter and won't be as easy to overclock. If its D0/D1, you'll have better luck. I was running a C0 with a Noctua NH-U12P for a long time it would get into the 90* range at 4GHz, though it didn't have any problems getting there. I just found it too hot at that speed.
There's absolutely no reason for an overclock to kill an SSD unless the PSU is unstable or you cranked the voltages up high enough to make it unstable. If that happened though, it likely would have killed other parts as well. The exception is M.2 drives can die from setting base clock too high, but that's because they run directly off of it, this does not affect SATA drives.
Look into the Xeon chips. They're excellent value for the money, they will work in your motherboard, and they're also overclockable.
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