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post #1 of 13
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Hello!

So after years of using a 10$ Logitech mouse I finally decided to buy a gaming mouse a couple of months ago. I read alot of reviews and ended up buying a Zowie AM. I've been liking it so far, but I had never tried different settings until today.

I stumbled upon this thread and apparently a polling rate of 500hz performs better than 1000hz with this mouse (Post #9). Now, I downloaded Mouse Rate Checker to see how stable it reported both polling rate values.
Unfortunately both 500hz and 1000hz aren't stable... whatsoever.

1000hz:

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500hz:

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Both measurements were at 450 DPI. The polling rate reports also differ alot depending on how fast I am moving the mouse (getting a couple of 1000/500 to 70hz jumps when I move it pretty fast). I'm not sure whether it's normal for the polling rate reports to differ as I move it faster or slower, from my understanding it should be at a stable rate all the time(?)

I then came across this thread which includes this link in another post. I am however not using an Intel CPU (Phenom II 955 x4 with an Asus M4A87TD EVO motherboard), so I'm not sure if that's the same issue I am experiencing.

Any ideas what might be causing this to happen? Suggestions? Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 13
The polling rate that your mouse actually runs at depends on how fast you're moving it, that much is normal. It is unusual to get a rate above what you set it at thought.
    
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post #3 of 13
it's a know problem of all zowie ec and am models.
you can fix it via classic hidusbf poling rate tool or just leave it the "unstable" way u are using it now.
should not cause any problems concerning tracking quality etc.

i think Skylit explained sometimes already that Zowie isn't know for using best technique hardwarewise in the internals.
maybe thats connected to this "issue". but as i said, shouldn't be considered as a big deal.
post #4 of 13
I got this on many mice actually. Kana and Savu for example.
post #5 of 13
i got this on other mice also.
but the kana is one of the stable ones. always 499/500 as far as mouserate.exe is accurate.
post #6 of 13
I also have this problem on my kinzu v2 pro red (http://i.imgur.com/m6CRs.jpg : this is 500hz) and im also using AMD X4 960T and Asus M4A77T. Not sure if its the usb ports or the mouse tho, but I would really like to have a stable 499/500 hz polling rate.
Edited by emka - 11/10/12 at 5:08am
post #7 of 13
well dunno if it is possible that it is another factor than the mouse that only affects some mice cause the DA for example does very constant 500hz when i plug it in
post #8 of 13
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If what you guys are saying is that the mouse is actually stable at 500/1000hz (whatever rate I set it at), and it's just the reports messing up, then that's not an issue for me.

Also, I guess if the first link I provided is correct, I should be using 500hz right?
I don't even think you can notice the difference between either.
post #9 of 13
no, that's not what we are saying. it's not actually stable and just a reporting problem of the software and/or mouse.
but it's not an issue anyway, if you dont experience any tracking or skipping or whatever problems.
as you see, there are plenty of mice which are not stable at polling rates.

you can fix it on your mouse by using HIDUSBF tool.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by thorsteNN View Post

no, that's not what we are saying. it's not actually stable and just a reporting problem of the software and/or mouse.
but it's not an issue anyway, if you dont experience any tracking or skipping or whatever problems.
as you see, there are plenty of mice which are not stable at polling rates.
you can fix it on your mouse by using HIDUSBF tool.

So it's not just giving me these weird polling rate values because of whatever, the mouse actually IS running at the polling rate values that mouserate.exe is giving me?

I guess I am not experiencing any tracking issues, but still.
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