Originally Posted by Derp
The deathadder has a very high malfunction speed that nobody should ever hit, its probably something else wrong. What game are you playing when the mouse does this?
What surface/mouse pad are you using with it?
Is the surface in good condition?
Is that surface clean?
Is the sensor hole clean? If not use a can of air to blow out anything that could lower its tracking performance.
You might just have a defective sensor that needs to be replaced.
To answer your question about which mouse has a higher malfunction speed, The Xai,G500,G9x and many other mice that all use the same ADNS 9500 laser sensor have a very high malfunction speed on HARD surfaces, even higher than the deathadder. But the ADNS 9500 sensor has a small amount of positive acceleration that cannot be removed.
The surface used is Puretrak talent
The surface is always kept as clean as possible
the sensor hole is always kept as clean as possible.
The defective sensor is most likely unlikely, I experienced exactly the same issue with other mice that i used, which were an Intellimouse 1.1 and a G500. The issue does not resemble as something dirt/friction related in nature, it literally creates an impression as if it hits a certain limit and messes up if I get it up to a certain speed.
It could be a problem with the pattern of the puretrak talent, or with it it being a cloth pad, or with something else entirely.