Thank you for contacting the Intel community.
I would say to buy the motherboard first; you can check the motherboard compatible with the Intel® i5-4440 and your existing processor here:
I mean this is what I would do because a motherboard will be compatible with both of your processor, the Pentium and the i5 and in case you need to troubleshoot you have a spare processor and it is easier to test than pulling a board from a case and all the cables etc.
I hope that can help.
Hello, Thanks for reply.
I do not understand what you mean by having "a spare processor" . The i5 4440 is LGA 1150 and so is the Pentium G3258...
So you mean i5 wont be compatible with my motherboard?
What I mean is that because both processors are compatible with the boards and if at some point you need to troubleshoot you have a spare processor to do it.
So you mean there are chances the i5 will give troubles with b85m-k board?
No, Thanks. I didn't get the answer i was looking for anyhow.
Please take a look to this website:
It tells you about buying the motherboard.
I’m sorry if I couldn’t be very clear on this post but sometimes it depends on the customer’s decision and what they need the system for. From my end I will buy the motherboard first but perhaps for somebody else it will be easier or better to buy the processor first, that depends of the situation and what your are planning to do.
Sometimes for you to buy a good motherboard you will need to buy a new processor and ram to be compatible with it or viscera.
For compatible motherboard for the Intel® processor i5-4440 you can check here: