Originally Posted by Ketchup
This is why your temps are always higher in BIOS compared to in windows.
Fair enough answer considering you answered it logically rather than n00bing it haha but my temps are lower in the bios and I'm almost positive others could say the same.
I'm thinking there might be more to it than night and day perhaps? Some chips I'm sure handle the bios differently. But! I don't understand what a cpu would be loading if it were under load in the bios. (felt funny to say) It hasn't been delegated to perform any tasks and bios options are changed in real time. So what exactly is the cpu doing because it's not doing something with nothing. You can't think without thought.
EDIT: I could not find a single article or forum on this subject otherwise I'd be willing to admit I'm wrong but now with your answer I believe it's a case by case, chip by chip basis.
Took a couple of minutes to check my temps in bios and indeed I am 9c cooler in bios. Thanks to Matts cooler!
I read 24-25 in bios and i get 33-34 idle.