I try to think of it this way. The AS5 dropped my temps about 5c over the stock factory junk. That's good. Now I know that the next time I need to buy some paste, there's something even better, so that's better then good.Argh... so then for me to ever really know what will do best on my system i'd have to find a review where they used my heatsink.. well if I was going to be picky at least.... it just sucks I ordered a tube of AS5
We live, we learn, and if we're smart, we apply what we've learned so we make fewer mistakes the next time. Long ago, somebody called that wisdom.