These stories keep popping up because people suspected Intel has been intentionally obsoleting hardware for no [good] known reason. Turns out that was true. Also, the amount of cores isn't directly correlated to how complex it is to get the CPUs working. For example, I doubt a 2c/4t CPU would be any easier to get working than a 4c/4t. I'm sure the reason 6-core CLs don't work is because there is no KL equivalent to spoof for the motherboard. Interesting. Do you have pictures of this rig, other than your avatar? I don't think I've ever seen such a thing.