Yes the CPU now has a built in controller and talks to the memory more directally than it did before, which becomes a bit more important/critical that the tiny wires in the cpu socket are all connecting proper (one build concideration). I just mention that because rarely a really bad ram problem was a CPU connecting to the socket problem, something that was way more rare back in 775 sockets.
No, if the memory is right for the motherboard used, it connects correctally it is the correct type and all (ddr1,2,3) or whatever label they are using this week. the Correct voltage, Then if the timings are right for the speed it is operated at , then it should still work.
You bought patriot memory (no comment) from the bargain basement , that could be the only problem you have :-)
It is best to look in your motherboard manuel or online for the "memory/ram compatability list" that the makers of the motherboard provide, for your specific motherboard. The list includes memories that the manufactures have tested with the board.
It is not always possible to get these Rams that are on the list, but the list can still be a very good start for seeing what was tested, and what works.
It is possible that a person could re-time the memory (in the bios) you have and get it to work error free, doing that isn't fun or really long term (lose the settings and your back in fail land) It is possible that the memory would work at a lower setting. Adjusting a lot of stuff to get it to work is possible. I have achieved completly error free operation out of rams people would swear would never work with a specific board, but getting the correct ram for the board was a WAY better idea.
It is possible , people have messed up those tiny connections in the cpu socket, and get really bad ram erroring going.