Any memory should work on any platform regardless but the advertised speed may not work. Different platforms have different tolerances such as voltages and other internal timings that may not correlate on different chipsets. This is why we have platform-specific memory. For example, the rated speeds of PVS34G1600LK are 1600MHz 7-7-7-20 1.Xv, but running this line on an Intel P55 motherboard may not work. It may only work at default (or relaxed) timings. Motherboard manufacturers may have different test methodology or special custom settings they were able to get any of our memory to work at rated timings on a specific platform. In this case, we would recommend contacting the motherboard manufacturer.
Is it true that standard voltage and timing has a sort of plateau, that Sandy Bridge and IB represent a "new normal" compared to previous Intel chipsets? And this is the basic notion in the Patriot warning, that these 1.5v C9 RAM run at the new normal/plateau?
If so, in general what was the voltage/timing for the chipset that just preceded SB?