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Is it best to set in game sensitivity to 1 and then use mouse dpi to find the best sensitivity for you?
 

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Quite the opposite. It's best to keep your DPI at a fixed value, keep your Windows sensitivity at 6 and then use in-game settings to find the right sensitivity for you.
 

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Quite the opposite. It's best to keep your DPI at a fixed value, keep your Windows sensitivity at 6 and then use in-game settings to find the right sensitivity for you.
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Depends heavily on your preferred sensitivity and the CPI you are using. If you have a very high sensitivity (e.g. less than 20 cm/360) and use 400 CPI, it is better to raise the CPI value and lower the sensitivity value in-game. Sensitivity 1 is not really needed at all though, but for example in Source games it would be the best to aim at sensitivity values ranging from ~1 to ~3. Maybe even ~2. Technically there is no lower limit, however the tracking may suffer with some mice if they are used at high CPI values.
 

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Use your sensor's native DPI and change in-game sensitivity according to your needs. Also Win sens should be 6/11.
 

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And there we go, over complicating everything again.

Use whatever CPI you want, just don't set it crazy high. 400-1800 range is plenty for 99% of people.
Thing such as native CPI doesn't matter to new sensors anyways.

Adjust sensitivity in game accordingly. Mouse-sensitivity.com can help you with this if you need help scaling it.

Having windows sens at 6/11 is only needed if your game has no raw input. If you use high CPI, lowering windows sens to something like 4/11 to slow down the cursor is also fine.
 

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Use your sensor's native DPI and change in-game sensitivity according to your needs. Also Win sens should be 6/11.
Should be, but doesn't have to be, as long as it's not over 6/11 then you won't get any pixel skipping. 5/11 skips every 4th count iirc so it's unusual but "consistent"
 

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Yeah 400 works for everything but if you use huge resolutions 800 may be a better choice

Only difference is that on slow mouse movements the cursor seems less jittery at higher dpi but it doesn't seem to have a real world effect, like it makes no difference in anything besides how it looks? Idk
 

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As long as you don't use +2000 CPI (depending on the game you play and what mouse you use, but nowadays it doesn't matter because we now have 3310's, 3366's, 3989's, not all of us are using the Avago 3090 anymore people)....

It's fine. The sensitivity value doesn't matter much unless you set a too high of a sensitivity for too low of a CPI setting.
 

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I'd recommend finding a DPI that you enjoy using on desktop. Doesn't have to be super slow or super fast, just something that fits your preference.

From there, adjust in game sensitivity as you see fit.

Don't concern yourself with all the mumbo jumbo involving perfect angles or what not
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1 in-game and setting CPI at whatever value you want was a thing in old HL1 engine IIRC (was it quake 2 engine originally?) but I don't know any specifics.
CS 1.6 tweakers highly recommended that.
 
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