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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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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 ...