Originally Posted by Themanbeast
That's exactly what I'm describing. I'll be playing (CS:GO is my game of choice) and my crosshair will swing straight to the ground on even medium movements. For reference, I play at 0.3 sensitivity at 1800 dpi.
Yep, I tried that with both pads, as well as completely resetting the mice themselves and trying them uncalibrated. Uncalibrated works a little better IMO, but both ways exhibit the problem on both of my talents.
I have a stealth as well, so I am going to give that a shot tonight and see if that will make a difference - but for my uses the 4g, as is, is a no go. The stealth doesn't have enough real estate to work with, even if the mouse does perform with it.
That definitely sounds like the sensor malfunctioning if that's happening. White pads do tend to reduce the speed required to cause an optical mouse to malfunction considerably, but I've had no problems using mine on the speed side of my old Razer Pro Pad, which is a smooth white surface that other mice struggle with. (including the DeathAdder 3.5G and ADNS 3090 mice)
A couple of other things I can think to try:
1. It sounds stupid, but maybe try the calibration process (set LoD to 10, then calibrate) in the dark? It's unlikely, but with the DeathAdder using infrared LEDs, and white pads being very reflective, sunlight or a lamp could potentially interfere.
2. After performing the calibration, set lift-off distance to the maximum. While the calibration process should set things correctly for a LoD of 2, perhaps that surface requires it to be set higher. I don't know how the LoD adjustment works, but I suspect it may just be changing the brightness of the LED, so setting LoD to 10 may not actually raise it that much.
3. Try 600 DPI at 1.0 sens instead of 1800x0.3 (synapse lets you assign a profile to your game)
If the new DeathAdder 2013 sensor can't track on it though, I would be surprised if you can use any other optical mouse with that surface.Edited by NotAgain - 12/7/12 at 12:07pm