The only intelligent answer in this post; I remember reading this. Yes, apparently it works, for a while anyway. Notice it degrades though, even in as little as 12 hours. It might be something you could use on a stock system for the time it takes to get some real TIM. Incidentally, Radio Shack carries a number of good pastes, including AS5. Their prices are a little higher than online of course, but there's no shipping cost, and no waiting.