I just recieved my BFG Geforce 7600 GT OC from Newegg today (it was a steal, $78 bucks after rebate!) I performed this little mod and get great results. When I had first installed the card (stock) I ran the steam video card stress test and on All options on high, 1280x1024 resolution, and I got 32.06 FPS, not bad coming from the ATi Radeon x300 SE, that I got rid of today that averaged 10 FPS on those same settings. Later, I performed this mod, and ran the steam video stress test again, the results were 58.75 fps!! 26.68fps difference! a almost 50% increase from the stock card (somewhere near 40-47% actually, I don't have my calculator on me
) This mod MAY not unlock extra pipes, but it SURE dose somthing Good!