My Asus MB has temp monitoring SW, but usually BIOS monitoring software isn't as accurate or detailed as readily available free programs. Some examples are:
Real Temp (Intel)
Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program designed for all Intel single Core, Dual Core and Quad Core processors. Each core on these processors has a digital thermal sensor (DTS) that reports temperature data relative to TjMax which is the safe maximum operating core temperature for the CPU. As your CPU heats up, your Distance to TjMax will decrease. If it reaches zero your processor will start to throttle or slow down so maximizing your distance away from TjMax will help your computer run at full speed and more reliably too.
Reads temperature information from all Intel Core based processors.
Ability to individually calibrate Real Temp for each core of your CPU.
Program is based on temperature data gathered using a Fluke 62 IR Thermometer.
Test Sensors feature will check your DTS sensors for any sign of problems.
Keeps track of Minimum and Maximum temperatures with full logging features.
Reporting and logging of the Intel PROCHOT# thermal throttle activity bit.
Quick, very accurate and repeatable benchmark.
Displays MHz, TjMax, VID, CPUID and Calibration settings.
No installation or registry modifications required.
Support for Windows 2000 / XP / Vista (32 and 64 bit versions)
It is Windows 7 compatible Real Temp - CPU temperature monitoring
HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors : voltages, temperatures, fans speed.
The program handles the most common sensor chips, like ITE® IT87 series, most Winbond® ICs, and others. In addition, it can read modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, as well has hard drives temperature via S.M.A.R.T, and video card GPU temperature.
Special hardware monitors such as abit® uGuru and Gigabyte® ODIN™ power supplies serie are supported too. CPUID
SFkilla also made a HWMonitor Meter gadget: SFKilla - HWMonitor Meter