Is that an AMD64 based motherboard? If yes then there will be no northbridge as that functionality was moved inside the CPU chip by AMD. Intel did the same since Nehalem. Consider the image below. It shows the general northbridge placement.
Yeah it's an amd64 based board i was wondering where the northbridge was cause ive seen most of the newer am3 boards having the northbridge with a heat sink, well thanks for the info on that
Cooling it can help it yes, not massively but at the cost of noise, if your happy with a 40mm fan whirring away, go for it man
ok, cool cause i got a gpu fan that i can put on it, noise isnt realy a problem my psu fan is louder then the small fan i have for it
Thanks Guys for the info!