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Should one use their mouse's native settings and adjust sensitivity in Windows, or set Windows sensitivity to 6/11 and adjust DPI?
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Depends on what you are going for.

I find that I get the smoothest, most consistent, experience if I use the 6/11 setting, disable acceleration, and patch the registry for a 1-1 DPI input/display relationship, then use the DPI adjustments on the mouse where necessary.
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Just leave it at 6 the default setting, adjust dpi/sensitivity accordingly.
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What if my mouse has large DPI steps though? :/

6/11 at 1150 seems a little low for normal non-gaming usage, and 2300 is way too high frown.gif (Zowie FK)
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Originally Posted by Emospence View Post

What if my mouse has large DPI steps though? :/

6/11 at 1150 seems a little low for normal non-gaming usage, and 2300 is way too high frown.gif (Zowie FK)
For me that's more than enough at 1920x1080, but if you think you need more dpi, you could (and should) just use the 2300 step and lower Windows sensitivity. The negative effects of going BELOW 6/11 are practically non-existent, it's going OVER 6/11 you should avoid.
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best case is leaving it on 6/11 an dont touch any sensitivity settings (mo matter of driver or frimware side) and use a native cpi setting of the sensor. MEaning a cpi step that the sensor supports wihtout help of firmware/mcu. That would depend on sensor and srom (software inside the sensor),

And you just discovered why i am not a fan of the Zowie mice (those cpi steps are not for me). However as you have a G400 you may use it on 1600 cpi (hope you have the revision wihtout angle snapping- another story).
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best case is leaving it on 6/11 an dont touch any sensitivity settings (mo matter of driver or frimware side) and use a native cpi setting of the sensor. MEaning a cpi step that the sensor supports wihtout help of firmware/mcu. That would depend on sensor and srom (software inside the sensor),

And you just discovered why i am not a fan of the Zowie mice (those cpi steps are not for me). However as you have a G400 you may use it on 1600 cpi (hope you have the revision wihtout angle snapping- another story).

I do indeed. But I really prefer to have the Zowie as my main mouse.
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For me that's more than enough at 1920x1080, but if you think you need more dpi, you could (and should) just use the 2300 step and lower Windows sensitivity. The negative effects of going BELOW 6/11 are practically non-existent, it's going OVER 6/11 you should avoid.

Cool to know!

Although I'll try 1150 DPI at 6/11 for a bit again when I get home
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I solely base my choice of dpi on the performance of the mouse. For desktop use I would prefer to always have 800 dpi, but I can live with anything between 400 and 1800 dpi for using windows. I don't play any 2D games though, I think having a fitting dpi step is more important there.
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