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What is the gum like thing on the heat sink?

See the attached picture. What is the gum like thing? Should I replace it with thermal paste? Thanks! Update Thank you guys! I replaced it with new thermal paste and my laptop is not burning ...
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How can I cool my computer with oil? [closed]

I have a computer outside its case. All the components are attached and working properly, the problem is that fans don't seem to provide good enough cooling when demanding programs such as high end ...
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Core i7 PC with passive cooling? [closed]

I have bought an "affordable" core i7-2600 PC with AsRock h67m Motherboard, SSD disks and a crappy case. However the fans' noise are way too high and there is no way to somehow adjust the fans speed. ...
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Passive cooling for old computer

I have a DFI Lanparty UT nF3 250GB and an AMD Athlon XP 64 3200+ lying around, which I might use for a "always on" family computer (web browsing, ĀµTorrent, file storage, etc.). Is it possible to use ...
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Passive cooled graphics card recommendation

I want to buy a good passive cooled graphics card. I have a had good luck with the Sapphire Radeon HD3870. It seems to be a dead product though. What card would you guys recommend, which has 2 DVI ...