Normally when a laptop overheats it just switches off. In the case of this Advent Roma 1000 it would blue screen.

I knew the blue screen was caused by hardware as I had only just installed Windows and drivers before the laptop started blue screening.

Luckily the heat sink and fan are easy to get at on an Advent Roma 1000.

Undo all the screws holding the large compartment cover on and then lift it off from where the arrow is pointing.

Undo all the screws holding the large compartment cover on and then lift it off from where the arrow is pointing.

Undo the 4 screws holding the heat sink in place and undo black tape from fan

Undo the 4 screws holding the heat sink in place and undo black tape from fan

The heat sink should now lift up. Be careful as the copper pipe can bend.

The dust collects between the fan and the exhaust under the black tape.

Clean dust from exhaust

Clean dust from exhaust

Using a paper towel remove the old thermal paste from the copper heat sink. Also remove the residue from the CPU and Graphics Processor (GPU).

Advent Roma 1000 Showing Old Thermal PasteOnce clean use a citric based solvent to completely clean the CPU and heat sink.

Advent Roma 1000 CPU and Heat Sink CleanedApply thermal paste to the CPU.

Thermal paste applied to CPU

Thermal paste applied to CPU

Carefully reattach the heat sink to the motherboard. Note that the 4 screw holes on the heat sink are numbered, carefully tighten them in that order.

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