@A M D BugBear so your surprised a 21st century Paste outperforms a +6y "old" paste (and according to Arctic not recommended/replaced by MX4/5) ? ok . i dont mind paying a bit more, and did see temps drop a few *C on LM, but i wont pay multiple times more, for only a few degrees difference. MX is 7$ for 4g, and anything from TG is at least 50% more (while up to 4 times less amount), without being "twice as good". Another reason for me to stay with MX5, was how easy it spread, while not getting "repelled" from oily "residue" (of previous TP applied).