I'm going to get some of this paste in the next few weeks so I can repaste my GPU and hopefully it will improve my temp by 1-2* C.
But the real reason I'm commenting is to talk about Arctic Silver 5, since other people are talking about it. I can't believe that company is still in business and people are still buying AS5. I bought that stuff in 2004 so I could repaste my Pentium 4 Socket 478 Willamette, to think it still has any relevance is amazing
If anyone is thinking about what TIM is good or what to buy, this is the best article I have seen recently https://www.tomshardware.com/best-picks/best-thermal-paste
I mean even in the article you posted, AS5 is within 2-3 degrees of liquid metal and within 1 degree of mx-4. From best to worst thermal paste you're looking at a pretty small delta. That being said ceramique2 gang 4 life, 25g tube is under 10 bucks and will last YEARS.