Well i would love to see them try this mod on a set of dual celmines and see if they acctually work. My opinion on the cAo stepping with smp disabled is that maybe thoughs were the test bed for disableing the celmines. Possibly they werent meant to be relieased intel has pulled this kind of bonner before. Remember the mobile pentium2's with the pentium3 id number in them that got put into pentium2 notebooks by mistake and no one found out about them till the whole stink went up about the pentium3 chip id and intel ended up doing a dance over that one. Finally releasing a proggy to disable the id at bootup? This could have been the same or similar situation. I wouldnt be really surprised if this turned out to be the case and the celmines did do smp with this mod.