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A lot of people have made vague reports about the mouse not registering small mouse movements (e.g. one may have to move it for a quarter of an inch before registering movement). I have identified some modes this is always on or always gone:

Personal info:
Windows 8
64bit
GMS 8.46.27
DPI: Max Setting


WIRED MODE: PROBLEM IS ALWAYS FIXED

WIRELESS MODE:

ON-BOARD MEMORY MODE:

MAX GAMING POWER MODE: PROBLEM IS FIXED

NORMAL GAMING MODE: PROBLEM EXISTS

POWER SAVING MODE: PROBLEM EXISTS

AUTOMATIC GAME DETECTION MODE:

Same behavior BUT, sometimes the setting might be miss-read. On-Board memory mode appears more reliable.

My suspicion: The mouse reverts to low DPI + a higher accelaration to compensate for that automatically to save power on some modes (since if one manually uses a very low DPI that behavior is actually normal). However, the way this is done might be buggy on software on hardware, depended on software or hardware mode.

One cal also see the "problem" might be intended to be a feature though it might be vague the way it's implemented.
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post #2 of 9
It's the power saving feature, it breaks the connection in wireless mode to save power. In max gaming mode this is completely disabled. In other modes it temporarily turns off the radio and reestablishes the connection when you move the mouse. That reconnection takes a second or so, meaning mouse movement is delayed during that period. I don't believe it has anything to do with DPI or acceleration.
I don't mind myself, I know when it's happening and I can disable it when I want to. But I can see how it could be annoying.
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post #3 of 9
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The reason I said my suspicion is it internally uses a lower DPI setting + higher internal acceleration is that I find it hard to believe that it interrupts the connection completely. But I don't know, you might be right. I wonder if it also drops the polling rate at those modes though even 100Hz might be too high for such obvious artifacts.
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Yeah dropping the polling rate might be happening also.

Why would lowering the DPI save battery power?
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post #5 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MME1122 View Post

Yeah dropping the polling rate might be happening also.

Why would lowering the DPI save battery power?
I suspected a lower DPI would not be affecting the USB layer at all in terms of power but it might be related to the internal technology of the mouse circuit and its power needs. Again though, I'm just speculating on the reason the artifact exists on those modes.
Edited by fateswarm - 5/18/13 at 4:27pm
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post #6 of 9
Wireless mice for gaming = fail

Simple as that.
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post #7 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ino. View Post

Wireless mice for gaming = fail

Simple as that.
I see no problem when the max gaming feature is on. Have you tried the mouse?
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by fateswarm View Post

I see no problem when the max gaming feature is on. Have you tried the mouse?

No, because wireless mice are terrible for several reasons, this one in particular because:

1. A9500 sensor
2. Uncomfortable
3. Waaaaay too heavy (because batteries)

Then there's the general problem of input lag. I just would not use a wireless mouse for gaming ever.
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post #9 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ino. View Post

No, because wireless mice are terrible
i.e. you have no reasons.
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