As you can see, I've given you some ideas of why the same DRAM will provide different results on different platforms. I also wanted to present some info that I hope would come in handy if and when you encounter problems when setting up DRAM.
As I mentioned earlier, I'm hoping to follow up with another article or two about DRAM and explore common questions and misconceptions. For instance, "Can I use any DDR3 1600 DRAM in my system?" I would love to hear from you with your thoughts, questions you might like explored in the follow-up article and, as always, any comments, criticism or critique.