New CPU?

Hi, the CPU is running at 70 degrees celsius when idle and I was wondering if I could address this problem by changing it.
Here are my specs.
Intel Pentium D 3.20 Ghz
2GB RAM
Nvidia Geforce 9500 GT
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5PL2 Rev x.xx
500 GB HDD

I'm wondering if I also have to change the motherboard(somebody told me other CPUs aren't compatible with this motherboard).
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  1. It can support these CPUs- http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5PL2/#CPUS

    Try cleaning out dust from the CPU fan/heatsink, reapply thermal compound ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3gx6c62D7I ).

    If that doesn't work then get a new heatsink/fan, you can find cheap alternatives in most computer shops.
  2. So a new heatsink could solve the heat problem?
    I forgot to mention that I reapplied the thermal compound and nothing changed.
  3. Yes a new heatsink can solve your problem, you can use this heatsink- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103064 - it can easily keep your current CPU cool easily.
  4. Thanks for the help!
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