I'm not overclocked because i'm a relative newbie to this hardware game and haven't mustered up the courage.
New revelation though. I just ran cpu-z and in the mainboard tab it says my link width is x8 (max supported x 16). Could this mean there is something wrong in my bios?
There we go, I was thinking your PCI rate dropped too. Go to your BIOS and look for a setting to increase it to x16. That should fix your problem. I dunno how to do that in your BIOS though.