I went today to radio shack to buy all the components necessary for a thermal probe. I built it and put it in. Imediately after turning my computer on I went to my bios to check my temperature. I was surprised that it actually worked. Of course I didn't want to go to my bios everytime I wanted to check my cpu temp so I downloaded motherboard monitor 4.17. I wanted to compare them both so I disabled cpuidle waited a bit and checked the temp. Motherboard montior said 24C. Then I quit and went to my bios....it said 34C. Umm....why is there a 10C difference. Which one is lying, the bios or the software? Here are the results again...
cpu: PII 300@337 SL2HA at idle
??? why the diff?
Also, is this a good temp for an idle system?