Overclock your mouse

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Electronic Punk, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I'm not kidding!

    If you have a PS/2 mouse you overclock it by increasing the sample rate, this will give a noticable response

    PS/2 is faster than USB and mechanical mice are faster than flashy optical mice...check out the article here:

    http://www.livepc.tv/livepc_mouse.shtml

    Taken from PCG Christmas 2001
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Seem to have updated their since since the mag was written, the article is now here:

    http://www.livepc.tv/?sC=20

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    ps, its also a video article ;)
     
  3. Rigsta

    Rigsta OSNN Addict

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    Interesting. I'm after the latest Logitech dual sensor mouse tho it's apparantly got a high enough scan rate to be useable for games :D
     
  4. loppdawg69

    loppdawg69 Guest

    I use the microsoft explorer 3.0 optical mouse...100 times better for gaming...it samples at some ridiculous rate of thousands per second and never skips a beat...
     
  5. Rigsta

    Rigsta OSNN Addict

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    it's either 2000 or 3000 unless that's a newer mouse than the one I read about :) games need about 5000 scans/sec to allow for those quick maneuvers I think (according to what info I've seen anyway :p)
     
  6. john30uk

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    I HAVE THE LOGITECH DUAL SENSOR MOUSE AND IT IS MEASURED THE SAME AS A SCANNER AS IN DPI.
    THE LOGITECH MODEL THAT BEAT MICROSOFTS MOUSE OF THE YEAR COMES WITH A 300DPI SCAN,WHICH IS SAID TO BE OKAY FOR MOST GAMES BUT NOT FOR UNREAL OR QUAKE BECAUSE THE RESPONSE IS NOT FAST ENOUGH.
    NOT SO IN MY CASE AS I HAVE THE MODEL ABOVE THIS WITH THE WORLD FIRST 600DPI SCAN,BUT THE DOWNSIDE IS IT ONLY COMES IN A KIT WITH THE LOGITECH CORDLESS KEYBOARD.
     
  7. Geffy

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    Just to let you know, any cordless mice wont really benefit from this as they will only refresh at the same frequency as the cordless transmission signal. This is certainly true for the Logitech Cordless Desktop, I am not sure if any of this has been changed in more recent models.
     
  8. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I still want a Razor Boomslang ;)
     
  9. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    I've also got an MS explorer intellimouse, blows the old ball mouse out the water.

    As for the refresh, its fine, JediKnight2 no proplems moving or manouvering, same with Max Payne, Quake, and many others. I hink some one is having a piss take, optical and USB are better than PS/2 and thats FACT.
     
  10. john30uk

    john30uk Guest

    AS I WROTE EARLIER THE 600 DPI MOUSE WILL OUTPERFORM MOST NORMAL BALL AND CABLE MICE BUT TO THE LAST PERSONS ANSWER,THE ps2 CONNECTION IS FASTER THAN THE USB 1.1(12KBPS)CONNECTION.
    tHATS WHY logitech
     
  11. john30uk

    john30uk Guest

    sorry sent unfinished there.
    THATS WHY LOGITECH GIVE YOU AN USB TO PS2 ADAPTER AND ALSO MEANS NOT USING UP PRESIOUS USB PORTS
     
  12. Zedric

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    Would you please turn off CAPS LOCK??
    USB is alot faster than 12kbps. It's somewhere over 1Mbps anyway.
     
  13. john30uk

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    reply to Zedric

    Zedric usb1.1 which is the old usb we mostly have built into our motherboards only tranfers at 12KBPS where as the new usb 2.0 tranfers at 480KBPS and Firewire also known as( E1329 OR SOMETHING) CAN MAANGE 400kbps.
    Remember these firgure will be different if printed in BITS rather than BYTES.
    Im sure if you go to any website concerning US
     
  14. john30uk

    john30uk Guest

    rest of last post

    or Motherboards you will read the same as i did!
     
  15. dejav00

    dejav00 Guest

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    USB 1.1=12 Mbps=1.5 MB/s

    This means that USB 1.1's speed is 12 Mbps or Mega-bits per second, one megabit is equal to one eighth of a mega-byte. Therefore, 12 Mega-bits per second is equal to 1.5 Mega-bytes per second.
     
  16. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    No john30uk you are wrong I tell you! 12kbps is flea shit! A usual serial port can do 115kbps. Exchange the K for an M and you are right. I have a URL to support me. Do you?
    http://www.orangemicro.com/OrangeUSBPCI.html
    Clear now?
     
  17. r3n3gad3

    r3n3gad3 Guest

    lmao john30uk, kbps - bit of a typo there :p
     
  18. AggyXP

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    I got a Razer Boomslang 2000 and i can say, this is the best mouse for online gaming. It is so sensible that you can do fast moves and still have a fine movement. I love this mouse, but it has some manufactured problems.

    http://razer.tigga.org

    This is the best site for information about the Boomslang. Everyone who wants to buy a Boomslang should read the forums how to fix the errors, that the mouse often has when you buy it.
     
  19. fitfella29

    fitfella29 Guest

    so is a usb connection better and faster than ps2 connection and where can i get a razor boomslang from in the uk?

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  20. dejav00

    dejav00 Guest

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    Actually, PS/2 is faster than USB, as for where to get a Boomslang in the UK, I don't know, just look online.