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Just wondering what everyone uses, 500 or 1000 Hz ?

I've ran 3 different test programs, the BenQ Zowie website one which isn't all that accurate... the mouserate software program and the direct input program. On mouserate I noticed my 1k hz kinda spikes up to 1050 sometimes or even 1070.. not that often but happens... also it's not a consistent 999,1000,1001 whereas 500Hz reports back at 499,500,501/502 a bit more then 1k. I rarely see it spike up that high, it does sometimes but not often. On the direct input software it shows my Peak on 1000hz being at 20Hz+ over, at around 1021-1027 Hz whereas 500hz shows 510/511 Hz peak.

Does this mean that my mouse has more stability on 500hz? I used to always use 500 back in the day when I played.... and it seems a bit less jittery imo idk.
 

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It doesn't matter what polling rate you use. It doesn't matter either if it's unstable or not.

I personally always use the default dpi that comes with the mouse, so, sometimes 500hz or 1000hz.
 

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It doesn't matter what polling rate you use. It doesn't matter either if it's unstable or not.

I personally always use the default dpi that comes with the mouse, so, sometimes 500hz or 1000hz.
so it doesn't matter if i use 125hz? i beg to differ. i think you mean it doesn't matter between 500/1000hz?

It may not be a noticeable difference to the human eye, which I don't think it is to mine, but the control/feel of the mouse movement on 500hz is steadier/consistent (cause it's more stable?) then 1000hz which is more slippery/fast-ish and unstable apparently on all these mouse test programs? i see the 1000hz spiking to 2000hz sometimes or 1080. Never happens on 500..

I think there is a stability reasoning to changing this rate? am i wrong?
 

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I was more than happy with the polling rate of my MX518 (125hz?) so it's not really something that I bother with changing. My current G502 is at the default 1000hz and it'll stay there.
 

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Use highest available unless you're still on Pentium 1 or something. And it has to be stable otherwise you'll going to have a very bad time.

What's up with these "What X do you use" crap? Can't you just use one thread to ask these questions?
 

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Use highest available unless you're still on Pentium 1 or something. And it has to be stable otherwise you'll going to have a very bad time.

What's up with these "What X do you use" crap? Can't you just use one thread to ask these questions?
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the better the more. Good mice can do 1KHz, mediocre can do 500Hz, and bad mice well.. just be happy if it does more than 125Hz.
 

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Use highest available unless you're still on Pentium 1 or something. And it has to be stable otherwise you'll going to have a very bad time.

What's up with these "What X do you use" crap? Can't you just use one thread to ask these questions?
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the disco biscuits
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okay well... from my tests my brand new EC2-B polls more stable at 500Hz then 1000Hz so I don't see how that would be "better" using 1k... and there is no advantage in using 1k
 

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Using 125hz on the G305, I can see how "skippy" the cursor is on the desktop of my 144hz monitor. It also feels (or maybe only looks..?) more sluggish than 500 or 1000hz, because things literally aren't happening as quickly. Idk how it behaves in game; I haven't used 125 or 250hz in games, but I don't think I would anyway. I don't think I ever noticed the difference between 500 and 1000hz on my Ultralight, but that could just be my monitor. Some people say they can see the difference on 240hz monitors, though.

As for those random spikes at 1000hz. Like you'd notice a difference of even 100hz or so when you're already at 1000.
 

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Think I'll go ahead and stay on 400 DPI 500Hz. Seems most stable compared to 1k on my EC2-B. Love this mouse. Reminds me of a clone of the Microsoft IntelliMouse 1.1
 

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Highest possible unless a sensor has a specific issue (Zowie 3090 mice for instance had problems on 1000 Hz when not using 2300 DPI).
 

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Highest possible unless a sensor has a specific issue (Zowie 3090 mice for instance had problems on 1000 Hz when not using 2300 DPI).
that's actually problem with crappy mcu firmware, not the 3090
 
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