Taking the 5 seconds required to smear some paste over your CPU isn't worth the chance that your temps will be lower, even if only by 1 degree? How lazy are you? It's not as if the article suggests undertaking 5 hours work or anything... jeez! So far as I'm concerned it IS a recommended method... just by applying logic and physics. I stress again: The worst that can happen is no improvement at all... and at best, an improvement. Why would you NOT want to do it? You're all just being stubborn on some principle, or because the god like figures at Arctic Silver haven't told you so. If this info suddenly appeared on the AS website you'd all be citing it as gospel.. strangely, it appears on a well respected hardware website that is run, edited, and produced by some of the leading experts in the field, and it's suddenly a pile of crap advice and you all complain. LOL SHeesh.. people huh?