I have the Intel Core i5 9600kf. It says on the box that it needs an intel 300 series motherboard. Does that mean it needs a 300 series

I have the Intel Core i5 9600kf. It says on the box that it needs an intel 300 series motherboard. Does that mean it needs a 300 series and above?

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  1. The i5 9600KF requires an LGA 1151 motherboard with a compatible BIOS.
    This normally means that you will need a motherboard with an H310, B360, B365, H370, Z370, or Z390 chipset.
    Motherboards with 100-series and 200-series chipsets might work, because they use the same LGA 1151 socket, but only with a modified/custom BIOS. This BIOS modification is generally very difficult to do, especially if you don’t already have a 6th or 7th gen CPU that you can use to boot before you update the BIOS.
    It’s not normally worth doing this, and there is a risk of permanently bricking your motherboard, so I don’t recommend it. Buying a motherboard with an Intel 300-series chipset is much easier. However, if you have an older LGA 1151 motherboard and want to try it anyway, here is a video with some information about how to do it.

    Chipsets newer than 300-series (e.g. H410) will not work (unless for some reason a motherboard manufacturer designed an LGA1151 motherboard with a chipset intended for a different socket, and provided a custom BIOS to use 9th gen CPUs in it).
    AMD 300-series chipsets (A320, B350, X370) will not work.

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  2. No. It means it needs a 300 series motherboard. Not above, not below. A 400 series would be for the 11th gen i5. The 9th gen wouldn’t work with a 400 series because it has a different chipset.

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