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Hi this has probably been asked alot... but ive seen alot of pros use 400 dpi 2 sens instead of 800 dpi 1 sens. ive tried it out in games like cod 4/mw3 and on 400 dpi with raised sensitivity its harder to aim... like its not pixel perfect but some sort of mouse smoothing inbetween the pixels but with 800 dpi 1 sens i can aim exacly how i need to. how does pros play with low dpi + raised sensitivity? because the aim is definetly alot worse as a sniper! or does this only occur on laser mice? because thats what im using (steelseries).
post #2 of 31
I can't comment on CoD games but in general most pros play in low resolutions like 800x600 and use low sensitivity so for them 400DPI is more than enough.
post #3 of 31
It's all dependent on resolution as 400 dpi is just about right for a low res such as 800x600, however 900 dpi is just about right for my resolution of 1680x1050. Also what steelseries mouse do you have?
    
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i got the xai and i run on 1920x1080...
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The reason is called muscle memory. Not only did we grow up with 400 dpi but DPI 1000 and under is also possible to do 1 DPI steps consistently.

So if you used 400 (or whatever lower-end dpi you use) for so long, your hand will know how many steps over it takes without thinking then you get solid aim. That is why I'll always use the low dpi that I'm used to and be sick with it. If you used 800 for a while now then stick with it.

TLDR; Don't change dpi since that is all marketing. Learn one dpi and master it.
Edited by glockateer - 11/10/11 at 6:35pm
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i got the xai and i run on 1920x1080...

Since you're on the Xai, you actually dont want to use 400 DPI. You want to make sure you use intervals of 90. Because you're at 1920x1080 I suggest you use 900dpi on that mice.
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I didnt really use this for so long (few months) i used to be a noob gamer using 3200 dpi and 1 sens (6th windows notch) and it took me months to work my way down... i did find my sweet spot on 1 sens-800-900 dpi and i dont know why but to me it feels alot more accurate but also more "shaky" i like the stability of 400ish dpi but the inconsistensy of my aim makes me not be able to use it... i dont know if it has to do with my laser mouse or if its just me.
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What mouse pad are you using? That jitter/shake could be caused by your pad.
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Sensitivity and DPI go hand in hand.

If you prefer your mouse high sensitivity, you will benefit from high DPI for accuracy and tactility.

If you prefer low sensitivity you do not need a high DPI mouse.

The resolution you game at has nothing to do with sensitivity or DPI.

All DPI in a mouse does is smoothen movements. Don't get caught in a marketing trap about anything else.
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Sensitivity and DPI go hand in hand.
If you prefer your mouse high sensitivity, you will benefit from high DPI for accuracy and tactility.
If you prefer low sensitivity you do not need a high DPI mouse.
The resolution you game at has nothing to do with sensitivity or DPI.
All DPI in a mouse does is smoothen movements. Don't get caught in a marketing trap about anything else.

Actually DPI has a lot to do with your resolution. Too low of a DPI and you will be skipping pixels on a higher resolution screen.
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