At stock speeds and with voltage set to auto (lower than stock, as i tried stock and temps were even higher) and the case fans set to medium, the cpu idles at 43 degrees celcius in coretemp 0.95. I'm not sure exactly what room temp is here in london, but i think it's around 24 degrees, as it is fairly cool.
Bear in mind that there are two case exhaust fans directly next to the 9700
I had speedfan before and it was 15 degrees lower, but was screwing around with the fan speed, so i uninstalled it.
In bios, the cpu temp is shown as 31 degrees and fan speed as 1700 rpm, which seems unreasonably high for the bios screen.
I have looked, but i can't seem to find it on the internet:
Does the e4300 (L2) have a tjunction of 100, in which case i need to re-install the heatsink, or does it have a t junction of 85, in which case i am happy(er)?
The RPM of the fan, if you have it hooked up to the MB header 4 pin, the feature smartfan will be adjusting the speed. With it enabled, it will turn the fan to full speed when it reaches a certain temp that you can change or specify. Looks like it set to go full speed at 27C.
Now the E4300, if you get the latest Speed fan (4.34) it should have the right values for the core readings (core 0/ core 1).
Seems the guide has been updated some, I think I'll wait till CompuTronix replies.
But from what you say, I think your temps are okay:
Scale 5: Duo
E6x00: Tcase Max 61c, Stepping L2
E4x00: Tcase Max 61c, Stepping L2
E21x0: Tcase Max 61c, Stepping L2
X6800: Tcase Max 60c, Stepping B2
E6x00: Tcase Max 60c, Stepping B2
E6x20: Tcase Max 60c, Stepping B2