This is what I have:
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name TOWER
System Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
System Model Dimension 4300
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 0 Stepping 10 GenuineIntel ~1794 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Computer Corporation A06, 5/29/2003
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name TOWER\Susan
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 384.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 65.34 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.88 GB
Page File Space 1.31 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
I did check my BIOS on start up, then after Core temp loaded I checked that temperature and corrected by the difference between the two. That is BIOS said 35C, CT 20C so I did +15. Now they show the same value every time I check.
Core temp always is giving the lowest tempratures to the cores.
Speedfan 4.45 is giving correctly the temps you see in the bios for the system and the cpu but is not working to all the motherboards and is screws a bit to the reast onboard sensors and giving higher tempratures to the cores than core temp.
CPUid is reporting corectly the cpu temps for the cpu and the system as you see them in bios but is giving higher temps to the cores from core temp.
I prefer speedfan becouse i like to see the system temprature always in the system tray for me is the most importand, is showing me the fan's speed onboard always right by one click.
PS if the system temprature goes above 105 c even the solid japanise capacitors onboard are running under risk of malfunctioning. if something like this happens the power delivery onboard drops all the componets begin to suffer, your fan’s speed plugged to the motherboard are starting to low the rpms making the overheating process even higher.,...