I did some digging, and my motherboard bios version may not be compatible with my processor (see above). I found Gigabyte's F4A bios update on their website, put it on a flash drive, and was going to use the q-flash utility to update my bios from the flash drive. But before so, I want to make sure that it's safe.
The update came in a. .zip package with an application, the .f4a file, and a windows batch file. I only put the .f4a file on the flash drive, but wanted to know if I need all 3. I would've run the program outright, but the program itself is a 16 bit format.
My processor is running at 100% capacity when my computer is completely idle. I have an and a10 7850k processor, a sapphire radeon 6970 dual-x graphics card, and the Gigabyte F2A88XM-D3H motherboard. My memory is a hyperx fury model HX316C10FB/8, if it matters.