Summary: Just bought this processor for a budget build and it works magnificently with the exception of the heatsink/fan. Booted up Ubuntu 12.04 and after a couple of hours of light use (browsing, exploring Ubuntu, playing a couple youtube videos) the pc shut itself off. I then cracked the case open and discovered the heat sink was incredibly hot so let it cool I and started it back up, discovering that the fan worked (rotated), but was not really blowing any air.
Summary: This is a pretty decent CPU for the price of a NEW one that comes with the heatsink and cooling fan. Perfect for the inexpensive system that I have built for my little girl. Easy to install and runs great at 3GHZ. I would recommend this CPU to anyone!