Where is the memory conroller heatsink located on early 2005 power mac

I have an early 2005 Powermac G5 dual processor 2.3 with 2GB of memory. I recently started this up and have been playing around using OSX 10.4.11. I downloaded a program that shows me the temps inside. I’m sitting idle. The temps seem kind of high. Both processors are around 53 to 57 C which might need the thremal paste redone. However, the concerning temp is the memory controller heatsink that’s reading 73 C.

If this is normal for this machine or if it might just need a dusting that’s one thing. But I don’t even know where this is located on the board. Any guidance is helpful. I plan on tearing this thing down soon and giving it a through cleaning, but if there’s any places I should focus on I will.

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