Before I begin I know my CPU is hot, got a bad one. I finally decided to purchase a thermistor to monitor my CPU temp. When idle in the BIOS viewing the CPU temp i get about 46C, 53C with full load. I temperature monitoring software in Windows 98 SE. When idle I get about 36C and 53C with full load. Whats with the two different readings with no load? Does Windows manage CPU voltage or is it caused by the BIOS load?