It's a ASRock N68-GE3 UCC.
THAT would be your problem. The 970 BE is a 125W TDP CPU and that board only supports up to 95W TDP CPU's.
I've seen this problem here before a few times, actually, when a motherboard won't support the TDP of the CPU, it just runs at minimum speed. Unfortunately, there's nothing you can do but get a new motherboard.
Also, just to show you, no 970 on the supported CPU's list for that board. http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/N68-GE3%20UCC/?cat=CPU