Best way to set up the mouse?

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  1. Reclusive781

    Reclusive781 Ancient Guru

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    I always played at 800 DPI with Windows default sensitivity which I'm most use to and have literal second nature muscle memory of.

    I've been reading Reddit and a few articles and I'm seeing that high DPI and low sensitivity cuts down on the latency thus making making you more accurate.

    Is this true? Also, I never seen it talked about on any forum until now.

    *EDIT*

    I turned the DPI all the way up on my mouse and turned the sensitivity down in Windows and does feel smoother.
     
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    I'm old enough to be one of those people who started gaming on the PC without the reluctancy of having the option to modify the DPI, yes.
     
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    For the past decade+ i've been running 2200 DPI with Windows default settings and 500 Hz polling rate.
     
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    depend on the person my mouse profile is set to for 2 something around 900dpi and other at 1200dpi, I never use 1200 cause it just to much 900dpi is roughly speed my mouse always moved before i got a mouse that has the option. by that time I did I was well in to my 30 so i was hardwared to like the lower dpi

    Ibenifiets of higher DPI is alot less hand movement "if" you can adjust to higher DPI I never was able too, supposed to be more accurate too cause it more dpi

    would assume the higher DPI which require less movement of hand would also cut down on hand problem
     

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    Whether it's better or worse depends on the mouse. About 10 years ago, mouse sensors would usually have a single "optimal" DPI setting where they were most accurate. Usually 800 or 16000. Don't know if this is still the case.

    Unfortunately, mouse reviews don't seem to test that.
     
  6. skacikpl

    skacikpl Maha Guru

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    Logic implies you'd want to physically feed as much data as your hardware can and then filter it out in software.
    Low DPI + high sensitivity will cause pixel skipping in extreme cases.

    Personally i just go as high up as i can get with the sensor to not glitch out on the surface then just use low sensitivity to make it usable.
     
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    I notice there's more mouse lag with my wireless mouse the higher the DPI and lower the sensitivity. But that's just on the desktop. Halo Infinite was fine.
     
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    Currently at 6000 dpi on my new Deathadder v3 with pointer speed at 3rd notch feels ideal for me.
    Tried 8000 and something just wasn't right.
    upload_2024-2-11_19-0-22.png

    Everything feels very smooth, until some game defaults to very high sensitivity and I do no scope 360 in like a millimeter of movement ;)
    Luckily that can be adjusted in almost every game. For those that can't, there's a button to switch to other sensitivity points.
     
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    running mine at 3000 dpi. I find setting it too high sometimes does weird things, like doom eternal, the mouse sensitivity in the menus is too high. Even though the mouse sensitivity in-game is fine.
    Setting a high DPI - most game you need to bring down the in game sensitivity right down.
    upload_2024-2-11_19-13-30.png
     
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    lol, has a max dpi of 25600 .. that's a little crazy?
     

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    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    i have the new zowie ec1a wireless. I used the wired version for years, its the best mouse Ive ever owned from the shape, weight, feel, and its barebones nature (just plug n play).

    it has 4 DPI settings and 3 polling settings.

    400, 800, 1600, 3200 dpi's.

    125hz, 500hz, 1000hz.

    I never use the 3200 setting. I have it on 1600 and windows default 6 sensitivity (enhance precision OFF of course). I always have it on 1000hz polling too, only ever change this if I play a much older game where 125hz is generally the better option otherwise the old game engines cant keep up.

    Then depending on the game I might switch to 800dpi if I need too. I generally just leave it on 1600dpi 1000hz and then lower or raise my sens in game options.
     
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    800dpi with 8khz polling. Very very smooth. You can definitely feel the difference. Im on a 240hz monitor
     
  13. Reclusive781

    Reclusive781 Ancient Guru

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    3200 DPI

    [​IMG]

    This is very smooth.
     
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    3200DPI 1000Hz and all settings in games set acordingly (it's not tooo fast tho).
     
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    Any idea what 19,000 DPI with adjusted sensitivity is like?
     

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    This is how I have mine.

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    If anyone wants to know the ratios for the windows pointer speed, here is a table:

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    And the corresponding spots:
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    19,000 DPI

    Polling rate 1000Hz

    [​IMG]

    I can't wait to test this out in Halo Infinite.
     
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    I do exactly this on my Logitech G203. I've found that the 6th position in Windows doesn't apply anything to the mouse (like the screenshot from Horus-Anhur). From there, I tested different DPI settings and I found that 1600 is the best for me. I never saw any points in using high DPI and then Windows applying it's thing to turn it down. If someone is able to explain it to me, I'd be more than happy to understand.

    Off course, if the game supports raw input, I use that.
     
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