Actually it is not.
For all who own an ASUS Formula Z Listen Up.
After many hours of frustration and cursing Asus up and down, I located a small switch on the top of the board that is unlabeled.
Curious as to what it might do, I read the manual.
After about an hour of pouring over the manual, I discovered, that switch is for something called "SLOW MODE"
This switch makes the cpu drop into a safe overclocking mode, so you can overclock to your hearts content, and when you get your settings right, you switch it back off.
Problem was it was on when I bought it.