Thank you for your reply. From what very little I could learn about this online, my options could be to uninstall, then reinstall the Intel IO chipset, reinstall Windows and/or return this literally brand new machine, which incidentally weighs a ton.
Again, no hardware issues via the two scans. Temperatures are pretty good considering the ambient conditions. A concern is that HWINFO64 is taking much longer to load recently, coinciding with the onset of the WHEA events. I'm monitoring the situation for the next couple of days. I will update this post accordingly.
Thanks again, this was helpful.
After a couple of days, I determined the WHEA Logger events were triggered by a bad external fan placement that was likely interfering with proper function of a case fan, possibly the GPU's or whatever corresponds to express root port #6. The machine is in a small, enclosed space with poor airflow, is dust-prone, and has no air conditioning. Elevating the fan and redirecting air has resulted in a clean Event Viewer over two days.
Apologies as this turned out to be a frivolous issue but WHEA events are often a cause for concern when they appear. .