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Screen Hang/Freeze vs. BSOD when Overclocking

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Is there a difference in terms of what causes the desktop to hang/the screen to freeze as opposed to getting a bluescreen in the case of OCing the processor?

In my experience, a BSOD is a general sign that more voltage is needed by my Phenom II X2 555. When I unlock, however, the vast majority of the time sees my system hanging and not accepting any user input, where physically resetting is the only way to get rid of it. This happens with what is an otherwise stable OC clocks unlocked to 3 cores, as well as stock clocks at 4 cores.

The screen freezing I experience due to CPU is very different from one caused by my Sapphire HD 6870 Toxic OC, where the OS simply kills and restarts the driver.

My other components are in my sig, but I'll type them out if I ever change them:
Mobo - Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 R3.0
PSU - FSP Hexa 500W
RAM - Kingston 1333MHz (OC-ed to 1600, 10-10-10-30 timings, 1.7V)
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 555 M5A97 Sapphire HD 7850 Dual-X Edition Kingston 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston Samsung HD200HJ Asus DVD-ROM Deep Cool Iceberg Pro 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-Bit Samsung SyncMaster P2250 Genius somegenericshit 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
FSP Hexa 500W Thermaltake V4 Black Case A4Tech somewirelessshit Edifier somecrappy2.1shit 
Other
Zalman STG2 Thermal Grease 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Asrock 890GX Extreme 3 Sapphire HD 7850 Dual-X Edition Kingston 
RAMCoolingOSPower
Kingston Deep Cool Iceberg Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit FSP Hexa 500W 
CaseOther
Thermaltake V4 Black Case Zalman STG2 Thermal Grease 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 555 M5A97 Sapphire HD 7850 Dual-X Edition Kingston 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston Samsung HD200HJ Asus DVD-ROM Deep Cool Iceberg Pro 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-Bit Samsung SyncMaster P2250 Genius somegenericshit 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
FSP Hexa 500W Thermaltake V4 Black Case A4Tech somewirelessshit Edifier somecrappy2.1shit 
Other
Zalman STG2 Thermal Grease 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Asrock 890GX Extreme 3 Sapphire HD 7850 Dual-X Edition Kingston 
RAMCoolingOSPower
Kingston Deep Cool Iceberg Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit FSP Hexa 500W 
CaseOther
Thermaltake V4 Black Case Zalman STG2 Thermal Grease 
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Generally, a lockup is caused by a memory issue.

A BSOD can be anything, including a memory issue, but if it's memory it's usually something major wrong with the memory OC.
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FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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