still, i clread the cmos like you said and set everything up the way it should and matched ur pics of what u set (other than ram timings) and .... i set pci-e frequency at 150mhz and... when i launch CPU-z it still says my link width is 1x...
Ok do this, return Bios settings to default, there is a tab for this in bios.
Reflash with the latest bios.
After the reboot, when it prompts you to enter set-up, do it and just choose defaults again, shut down and clear CMOS again.
Unplug the PSU> Move the jumpers to position 2&3> Leave for 5 minutes.
Power on and load defaults again, this time, boot into Windows and see what it reads.