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Asus Maximus hero vi shut down problem

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I recently built myself  a new game machine with  an Asus maximus hero vi mobo (I run a small computer repair shop), to bring my old one up to date (this was built around a P35 board and worked great but would not play game like crysis on full graphics).

I used a kingston 240 gb ssd drive (first time I have used a ssd drive)  for the o/s, with a 3gb hard drive for storage. Spec  attached below

All went well for a while, and then I started getting  bsod  when playing maxed out games with error code 124. This checked out to be a hardware fault code.  Ran diagnostics on cpu.mobo, hard drive, ram and ssd drive, all checked out ok. I removed any overclock, but problem persisted. However this only occurs on maxed out games ,so turned graphics on game down - still the same.  Checked temparatures on cpu etc all within limits.
Now when I shut down it sticks at qcode 3b, which translates to "memory pch intialiation" error. This means that to restart I have to switch off manually via pc off button and then switch back on. I have replaced the ram but still same problem.

I noticed today that my sound blaster z series sound card, is picking up interfernce, I don't know if this is related.

I have not had this problem with a machine before, tried googling but can't find much about a cure.speccy.odtspeccy.odt
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