lol, this is what I was going to ask. Not to mention, did he clean the thick layer of glue off that the sticker leaves behind.
HT Link speed should be 2600Mhz for the 8150 (not 2200Mhz)
Tell him to check the CPU temp under the bios System Health tab. It should be around 24-26C
If it's higher, then he should clean all mating surfaces with rubbing alcohol and re-paste.
I see that he likes the Pea sized TIM approach. I prefer the thin layer using a credit card approach, as some TIM's don't squish as well.
Network BIOS update should not be used with Gigabyte boards. Have him download the newest F11 BIOS and install that one through @BIOS then do Load Setup Defaults.
Edited by ComputerRestore - 6/1/12 at 7:54am