Having a problem with new build

Ok so i recently upgraded my pc. Its phenom 965 msi mobo 4 gigs of 1600mhz ram and gtx 470. I upgraded from e4300 and 2 gigs of 800 mhz ram and 320mb 8800gts . I kept same harddrive and powersupply. And for some reason it gets hung up alot when surfing web and always when im playing starcraft. IT just freezes and i hit ctl alt del and alt tab. and about 30 seconds later it comes back around and i can keep playing. Also when i was ripping a 7 gig file it took about 15 min instead of 8 min the e4300 took. I never resinstalled windows so im thinking that may be a problem? or is my harddrive bad? my temps have been fine any suggestions?
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  1. Try updating all of your drivers and running memtest... just to rule a few more things out...
  2. I ran mem test no errors. Im pretty sure it might be my hdd or windows. I dont want to reinstall windows and lose all my files any way to check the hdd.
  3. There are a few programs to do it yeah, chkdsk in Windows is one of them. Just google it and you'll find a few more, I forget what all I've used before...
  4. i ran quick test with wdc program and these were the results 5 seconds into the test.
    Test Option: QUICK TEST
    Model Number: WDC WD5000AADS-00S9B0
    Unit Serial Number: WD-WCAV90206747
    Firmware Number: 01.00A01
    Capacity: 500.11 GB
    SMART Status: PASS
    Test Result: FAIL
    Test Error Code: 06-Quick Test on drive 1 did not complete! Status code = 07 (Failed read test element), Failure Checkpoint = 97 (Unknown Test) SMART self-test did not complete on drive 1!
    Test Time: 20:11:30, November 08, 2010
  5. Well there's your answer!
  6. The drive may be going bad - or what is happening is a result of not reinstalling Windows after your motherboard swap.

    you can frequently get away without reinstalling Windows when you change to a similar board from the same manufacturer, say from a Gigabyte P35 motherboard to a Gigabyte P45.

    You changed from an Intel board to an AMD board. All bets are off. I'd rebuild your system on a new drive, using the old for secondary storage, then transfer the old files that you wanted to keep.

    Then I'd wipe the old drive and retest. If it still fails any tests, discard it.
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