Well, I just bought an ATi X850 Pro from Bestbuy (though I'm a 'lil bummed out that I can't unlock the extra four pipelines ). But, being a past Nvidia person, I do not know what average temps I should expect from an ATi card. My ATi Tool reports temps up to 73 degrees Celsius when gaming!!! Is that the normal gaming temp for ATi?
Do you have the links for flashing it? I don't think there is a way to check beforehand, but it doesn't take long to flash it to the X850XT/PE and then flash it back to an X850 Pro. (Once you download the right DOS Bios...)But don't take my word for it, go to these links to find out more: