Sarcasm aside, I've found everyone's suggestions quite helpful. The BIOS was set to default and Win7 installed normally using 4 cpus.
I have now flashed the BIOS to the latest version and with the help of google and Intel I'm working through every setting that could effect processor detection (how many of us really understand HPET,PEG,DVMP mode,Energy Lake etc.?). I don't see anything that would make a SMP processor vanish but Intel's Linux support is good and everything is supported by the 2,6.xx kernel. Since each change is going to require a reboot this is going to take some time but I'll keep plugging along.