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Should bios temps be different then idle Speedfan temps?

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My bios temp readings show 27-28 while Speedfan shows 30-31 while idling. Is that normal?
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Well BIOS usually shows higher temps because it is at somewhat of a load while you're in the setup. Thus, it usually reads higher than most programs do when at idle.

This is pretty much the opposite of your situation, though, lol. Hmm.. are you using the most up-to-date BIOS version? Is your SpeedFan also the most recent version?
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I'm using SpeedFan 4.32, I think that's the latest. And my bios is the latest non-beta version.
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post #4 of 6
use CoreTemp..
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use CoreTemp..
That and/or Intel TAT; both are great. I haven't used SpeedFan as a legitimate source.. well.. ever.
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Btw, I'm getting pretty much the exact same temps from both programs. I guess that probably means they're as accurate as I can get.
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