I am using VMWare Player 12 (Workstation 7.1) on Windows Server 2008 x64 (I know, irrelevant). The CPU of the system is an old Xeon 5150.
I have masked the CPU in vmx file with the following value:
cpuid.1.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0001:0000:0110:1010:0101"
On an attempt to boot, I get the following kernel panic error:
The SecurAble tool shows this: