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Normally I use 2000 DPI, but I tried raising it to 4000 and lowering the mouse pointer sensitivity to keep it at a comfortable speed. In games, the mouse pointer sensitivity settings dont change the speed a crosshair moves, why is that? At 4000 DPI its moving too fast so I lose control. I hear a lot about higher DPI being better for gaming, does that just mean because its faster? Is there much difference in accuracy from 2000 to 4000 DPI?
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I hear a lot about higher DPI being better for gaming
Not true at all

Most pros and countless other great players use 400-800 DPI, 6/11 Windows sensitivity and an ingame sensitivity that results in no less than eight inches for a 180 degree turn. It's cause of the problem you're describing. Higher DPI is too fast for browsing Windows, so we'd have to turn Windows sensitivity down from 6/11, but no one wants to do that cause it's bad. On top of that... more games are starting to use raw mouse input, so even if you lower your Windows sensitivity to 3/11, the game will ignore that and act as if it were still set at 6/11. This happens in Crysis, and it seems to be happening in which ever game you're playing as well, but not to worry. It's a good thing.
Edited by cuad - 3/28/11 at 11:53pm
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Not true at all

Most pros and countless other great players use 400-800 DPI, 6/11 Windows sensitivity and an ingame sensitivity that results in no less than eight inches for a 180 degree turn. It's cause of the problem you're describing. Higher DPI is too fast for browsing Windows, so we'd have to turn Windows sensitivity down from 6/11, but no one wants to do that cause it's bad. On top of that... more games are starting to use raw mouse input, so even if you lower your Windows sensitivity to 3/11, the game will ignore that and act as if it were still set at 6/11. This happens in Crysis, and it seems to be happening in which ever game you're playing as well, but not to worry. It's a good thing.
Thanks. 8 inches? Their hands must be moving all over the place.
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I forgot to say that this rule applies to FPS only. With other game types it will probably be different.

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Thanks. 8 inches? Their hands must be moving all over the place.
Yes yes, her hands were.

And I guess... You get used to it really quick and it feels like nothing. To be honest, 8in/180 is on the fast side to me. But yeah, you do need a big mouse pad for it.
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I dont see how people play at such a low sens. I have to anchor my wrists and pick the mouse up to reset. Im not accurate once I start using my arm to aim. Weird.
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Nah I know what you mean. Even though I use low sensitivity my aim has a pretty small comfort zone. If my wrist ends up out of position in a fire fight (like way off to the side, or too close to the keyboard ) I know I'm in trouble. But with practice (especially with regard to your composure during gameplay) it becomes manageable.
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I dont see how people play at such a low sens. I have to anchor my wrists and pick the mouse up to reset. Im not accurate once I start using my arm to aim. Weird.
This. It's like 1.5in/180 for me everything else just feels... wrong
    
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