Having problems with your Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop ?

Pc sht down stating thermal error. suppose processr fan not working. can this be the cause of the eror?

\015 Thermal error, pc shut down and error stated thermal error. Fan not working on processor because I hear no sound from fan.\015

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Most of the time you'll never hear the CPU fan. If you don't hear the normal fan sounds coming from your computer, it is most likely the power supply cooling fan. Hold you hand at the back of the computer where the power chord plugs in, while the computer is running, and test if you feel air blowing on your hand. If you don't, then replace your power supply. Make sure, when checking for a new PS that you get the correct pin count. Best to order from Dell since proprietary systems usually use proprietary parts and a generic PS won't fit in the opening at the back of the computer (alignment of the plug and the fan with the opening, etc.)
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