In the Sandy Bridge build I'm finalising, I'm trying to get an idea of what temperature readings to expect from this system, but I'm getting some odd readings all round.
When in the BIOS, the CPU temperature is about 50C soon after cold booting. I'm aware that processors are a lot of the time 100% busy in the BIOS (I don't know why though), and this expectation is reflected here by the temperature increasing to 60C while I watch it in the BIOS over a minute or so.
Board: ASUS P8P67 PRO. Using the ASUS AI Suite II, I get a reading that I'm a bit suspicious of, being 30C for the CPU (idle). The CPU fan speed seems to be a reliable reading of about 1000rpm while the processor is idle from all methods of checking it. Using the latest release of SpeedFan, I don't get a universal temperature reading, but four core temp readings of 25C each.
What should I expect from this CPU? What software should I rely on to get a reliable temperature reading on this board/CPU?