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Originally Posted by theonedub View Post
Outer portion is probably a shim to make sure the cooler sits level and to prevent the cooler's base from damaging the resistors/caps exposed on the top of the chip. I would not put TIM on it.
That's what it is for, and it is found normally on the high end cards; lower end cards don't have this outer shim, since it adds to cost and people generally don't replace the stock cooler on cheaper cards.
 
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