Getting CPU high temperature alert

Hello everyone,

I just finished building a my new system, and went into the BIOS to have a look around and I see my CPU is is running around 85 C. This is after just a couple minutes spent browsing through BIOS settings (only changed boot sequence). I have the case open and and the CPU fan is operating, as are all the case fans. Here are the system specs:

Case: Cooler Master Cosmos
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme
Processor: Intel i5 2500K 3.3GHz
Memory: Corsair Dominator GT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2000MHz with Airflow Fan
Boot Drive: Corsair Performance 3 128GB SATA III SSD
Data Drive: 4 x WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache in RAID 10
Video: 2 x ASUS DirectCU II GeForce GTX 580 in SLI
Sound: Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Championship

Initially, I was just going to see how things went with the stock Intel heatsink and fan. I did not apply a thermal compound during installation because it appeared as if the stock heatsink already had some applied.

Any ideas why I am getting such high CPU temps just in BIOS?

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