It is been years since overclocking has changed the motherboard industry. In the old days, most manufacturers are quite primitive and worried about RMA. They restricted the voltage ranges available in BIOS and only give you some leeway for overclocking.
Today, most if not all of the manufacturers are embracing the overclocking phenomenom by unlocking the capabilities of the processors with large range of options in the BIOS for extreme overclocking.
Of course, there are companies who are shouting with their world record, 7GHz, 7.5GHz. Some will claim they have high class components, multi layer anti whatsoever components to last longer. Some are said to be military certified. The weird thing is that some of these companies can’t even get their BIOS right to run at default speeds!
Most users do not know is that, with the additional resources put in to cater for this niche group of overclockers, motherboard costs have sky rocketed over the years. Is it fair that 99% of the end users are paying more to subsidise this niche group ?
In fact, since motherboard manufacturers are so confident about LN2 overclocking, to record levels, why don’t they just be bold enough to make LN2 CERTIFIED motherboards. Those who do not require LN2 can go for other boards since most of them don’t really need LN2 as it is an impractical solution to cooling a system other than for higher benchmark numbers.