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Will post back this evening with my results using the basic CPU - which should hopefully show that my ASRock board has no issues.
Purchased an Intel Pentium G850 CPU this afternoon and installed it - absolutely perfect!
This confirms that my ASRock motherboard and associated components are operational and there is zero evidence of RAM slot issues that I was experiencing before.

This also confirms that my Intel i7 2700K CPU (and is faulty.

I will be arranging warranty for the i7 over the coming days and will keep this thread updated until my i7 is installed again as it is the only thread I've found on Google which deals with error code 23 in such detail.

Again, thanks all for your comments an suggestions.