You've got an older AMD board and chipset, about all you can do is update the BIOS and the SATA drivers to the latest version you can find.
What OS are you using?
Using windows 7 64 bit. Any advice on updating the bios and sata drivers (ie. are all sata drivers the same or do i have to find the one specific to my MSI board)? I heard flashing the bios can be tricky, is this something I should even attempt?
Drivers are chipset specific. You must use drivers designed for your motherboard and therefore should be obtained from the board manufacturer.