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I've gotten used to using the highest DPI setting on my G7.
    
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I've gotten used to using the highest DPI setting on my G7.
what is that on the G7 anyways? it isnt on logitech's homepage anymore so i cant check....
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what is that on the G7 anyways? it isnt on logitech's homepage anymore so i cant check....
2000 IIRC.


Most likely an Avago ADNS-6010.
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2000 IIRC.


Most likely an Avago ADNS-6010.
what is IIRC versus DPI? is there really any difference?
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post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by hfcobra View Post
what is IIRC versus DPI? is there really any difference?
If I Can Remember.
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If I Can Remember.
LMAO, oops makes much more sense now
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post #17 of 29
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i dont know why but i use all 5700DPI on my G500, i just like the high sensitivity a lot. It took almost a whole month to get used to it though when i moved from my old ball mouse

With regards to the original question DPI is basically just how fast the cursor moves, always adjust the DPI on your mouse and leave the OS setting to 6/11 so that you have a 1:1 ratio for the mouse cursor for best accuracy. If you make it higher than the 6/11 then the OS just skips some dots to make it move farther, but it is not as accurate. You can see this when you set the OS to 11/11 and lower the DPI on your mouse so that it is about the same speed as it was before any changes were made.

Just a little knowledge about DPI from me
I'm the same way. I took a few weeks to get used to my G9x at 5700dpi, but I've noticed that my wrist hurts a lot less. Also, it keeps annoying dorm mates off of my computer because they say it's too fast.
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Higher DPI = less accuracy. Let me show you with a nice little experiment. We're going to push the mouse horizontally with our finger until we see the cursor start to move. As soon we see the cursor move we're going to stop pushing the mouse.

Here's a nice diagram of the relevant forces that will be acting on the mouse.

"[]" = mouse; and "---->" = forces.

First we have the force of our finger pushing on the mouse

: []---ForcePush--->

Don't forget that we live in a world full of friction!

: <---ForceFriction---[]---ForcePush--->

K so in order to get this mouse moving, we have to push the mouse with a force that is greater than the force of friction. Once we do that, the mouse will start to accelerate. K well now the mouse is moving and we want it to stop, so we stop applying our force. The mouse will have to slow down before it stops, and that takes TIME... on TOP of the time it took us to realize that the mouse was moving.

So the mouse is moving along at a different rates/speeds as it speeds up and slows down for a certain amount of time. Multiply those two things together, and you'll get teh distance that the mouse traveled.

Let's say it moved one inch. Well DPI = Dots/Counts per inch. So if you have 5700 DPI, you're going to move 5700 dots over that distance your mouse travels. If your DPI is 400, it's going to move 400. You lose precision with higher DPI

End of story.




here're my gaming credentials. I use 400 DPI.

Edited by cuad - 2/13/11 at 10:25pm
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This is completely offtopic, but it's "with regard to" not "in regards to".

The latter is grammatically incorrect. I just make sure to point that out whenever I can, because it seems 99/100 people say "in regards to" when it's not right.
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I'm the same way. I took a few weeks to get used to my G9x at 5700dpi, but I've noticed that my wrist hurts a lot less. Also, it keeps annoying dorm mates off of my computer because they say it's too fast.
i love that, whenever any of my friends use my computer they have to DEAL WITH IT and i am so happy! The icing on the cake was when i had the idea to set all 3 DPI settings on my G500 to 5700DPI so that next time they tried to lower it with the buttons on the mouse i would get a good laugh.
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DPI means absolutely nothing. In fact, I'd even say that higher DPI = less accuracy because of friction. There is no way I can explain what I'm talking about, but try this:

Put your mouse on the lowest DPI setting. Now push horizontally against the mouse until it moves. AS SOON as it moves, stop applying the force.

Then put your mouse on the highest DPI setting and do the same thing. Your cursor will move MUCH more.

In a frictionless environment, DPI wouldn't matter.





here're my gaming credentials. I use 400 DPI.
i can move it one pixel just fine, which just further proves the beginning of your post about it really not meaning anything. To OP, just pick the DPI setting that you are most comfortable with and go with it. Don't let anyone else say any other setting is better than anything you might be using.
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