CPU heating dilemma.
I have an AMD FX 8350 running stock clock with a Cooler Master N502 dual fan air cooler. When rendering a long video in Adobe Primere Pro 2014 my CPU Temps climb to 6 degrees Celsius from Max Temp if I enable turbo it hits Max Temp. I have hardware acceleration enabled on my Geforce 550ti to take load off the CPU but it doesn't make much of a difference. I have lots of fans I have 3 120mm's 3 90mm's not including the Msi Cyclone ii on my GPU or the two fans on the N502. I run my Saber tooth 990fx fan controller on turbo 24/7. I have a cooler master elite 431 plus case. What I am curious to know is what would be the most cost effective upgrade to an R9 270x to pull more load from the CPU and drop render times or should I buy a liquid cooler? I clean my vents and coolers around every two weeks. I am going to pull my CPU cooler off real quick and reapply thermal paste and see if that helps.
If you have a video card used in Premier Pro it will not "pull off" load from the CPU. It will actually calculate some of the calculations allowing the CPU to continue forward. Using GPU acceleration or not using GPU acceleration makes no difference to the CPU load and/or temperatures. The processor will always be under load.
Your best action is to buy a new CPU cooler. You can get a Cooler Master 212 Evo which is 30 bucks.
As posted in that thread, the 212 is sometimes even 10C cooler then the 520.
Also, on a side note - If you are using Premier Pro CS6 or lower - you can't use AMD video cards for GPU acceleration on a Windows machine. CS6 and lower use only CUDA (nVidia video cards).
Yes I wasn't sure how the actual acceleration worked that's why I asked thanks for that. On the other hand I am using Premiere Pro 8.0 (2014) which is the latest version it would be CS8. I am looking at the Thermal take 3.0 extreme the one with the double wide radiator or the Corsair Hydro H100i. I would prefer liquid over air because I want some overclocking.
There is no CS8. After CS6 (or Creative Suit 6) Adobe moved to CC (Creative Cloud) naming. So I guess you must have CC version since its from this year. Be sure to check which features are CUDA only (nVIdia) and which ones run on openCL (AMD and nVid).
Also, check how big of a radiator can your case accommodate. Cheers