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AVOID!!!! Don't get this cable unless you want to burn your computer.
on October 22, 2014
I would highly suggest to NOT get this cable, for whatever you hold dear.
It is poorly made; don't trust whoever says that it is well made...under the blue tape, you can see horrible solder points; most of them are not consistent and too close together (take apart a well made ribbon cable not crimped, and you will see the difference).
I have installed this one today; the computer won't even boot to POST, and give me BIOS memory warnings. Removing the cable fix the issue (and my computer is running in this config, with these ram, video and everything else since 2012).
I tried to re-position the cable, and sometimes it boot, but then in windows you get continuous crash of the video drivers, to the point where the whole OS just sit and cry, and you have to reboot.
Which may or may not happen.
On my last attempt I just heard popping like when something is put in short circuit; video went blank and I just realized that my video card died (a 550 dollars video card). Luckily it was just a cap on the power area of the motherboard (I wish they would use fuses, but oh well); so replacing it fixed the computer; altho I am getting a new motherboard tomorrow for sure.
So if you care about your computer; check a better type of cable, that is correctly shielded and well made.