A few months ago I took my computer in to the geek squad because I was having problems with my secondary hard drive not being recognized. After getting it back home I noticed that it was alot louder than it had been before I had taken in. I later discovered that they had installed SpeedFan software, which didn't concern me much, I just figured they knew more than I did (obviously since I needed their help in the first place) and that they thought I needed it. But lately I've been noticing the noise of the fan more and the temp of my processor while idle is about 50-52C. Which from the research I did seems a bit hot. And when running games (Company of Heroes for example) it got up to about 65C. I keep my computer in an open area with plenty of room to breath.
Alienware Area 51 (bought it in 04)
Pentium 4 560 3.6 Ghz LGA775
8800 GTS 640Mb (just upgraded)
Games and programs run fine but I'm just worried that my P4 is on it's way to intel heaven. I've been thinking of upgrading to a Core2 but as long as my current one is working I can't really justify the upgrade. Just need to know if this is normal, is there something I can do about it, or is it time to upgrade?
Side note: if I should upgrade would I have to buy a new heatsink fan for the new processor?