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Yes, you heard it right... You can actually "overclock" your mouse for better comfort and precision! Well, it isn't really overclocking the mouse... instead, it's changing the USB mouserate. Confused? Check out the following quote from Tom's Hardware Guide, .
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USB Port Speed

To complicate things a cilantro further, several readers / gamers have pointed out that it was possible to overclock a USB port. That needs some explanation. A USB port under Windows polls 125 times per second, meaning that the mouse can transmit its location 125 times in a second. The port has a clock speed of 125 Hz. With the increased precision of these three mice, it's also possible to increase their speed of movement (cpi, for counts per inch). Remember that this is the number of measurements made - or pictures taken, if you prefer - per inch traversed. At a speed of 800 cpi, it does seem that the 125 Hz speed of the USB port would be a limiting factor that would make the mouse less pleasant to use, since it would lack reference coordinates. That affects the regularity of its movement. However, it is possible to speed up the USB port, either via a small software program or by changing a system file. The problem is that it also affects the stability of the system. On some PCs, you can increase the speed to 250 Hz, and on others to 500 or more. But the acceleration can cause crashes and blue screens, requiring you to reboot in protected mode. Also, other random USB peripherals don't support acceleration. We can't recommend doing it, but it's up to you. 

Still, for mice like the MX 1000, the MX 510 and the Razer Viper, overclocking can increase comfort and precision. And in this area, the MX 1000 is handicapped. Since it uses Fast RF wireless, its transmissions have a ceiling of 150 Hz regardless of the acceleration of the port. On the other hand, the MX 510 does benefit from the acceleration, and the Viper even more. If you use 500 Hz and re-test, you find that the MX 510 comes dangerously close to the MX 1000 in terms of precision, and the Viper even closer. However, it's not enough to close the gap with the MX 1000. Conclusion: Gamers who want to play around with overclocking might do well to wait for a wired laser mouse!

So, how do you go on increasing the mouserate? Fret not, you need not be a tech guru to do so. There's an easy-to-use USB Mouserate Switcher which you can download from . The USB Mouserate Switcher lets you enforce a mouse polling rate of 250 Hz (4 ms), 500 Hz (2 ms) or 1000 Hz (1 ms) and lets you restore Windows' original "usbport.sys" (8 ms) if needed. Please note that increasing the USB mouserate may affect system stability, so experiment with the different mouserates and see which of them suits your system best.



Enjoy your mouse "upgrade" and may your frag count increase!

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Feb 28 05 3:24 PM

QUOTE (A31kiwi @ Jan 22 2005, 07:10 PM)
Hey lime, you remember when we talked about the - I bought it a couple of weeks ago and its sweet for gaming - much better with its tail cut off

I don't really fancy wireless mice as they tend to be heavy

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Feb 28 05 11:04 PM

QUOTE (c.lime.x @ Feb 28 2005, 03:24 PM)
QUOTE (A31kiwi @ Jan 22 2005, 07:10 PM)
Hey lime, you remember when we talked about the - I bought it a couple of weeks ago and its sweet for gaming - much better with its tail cut off 

I don't really fancy wireless mice as they tend to be heavy

lol I've got big hands so the weight is no problem (175 grams) - it doesn't feel heavy to me at all...

It really is the most accurate mouse I've ever used...


By the way how did your mouse overclock work?

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Mar 1 05 11:14 AM

QUOTE (A31kiwi @ Feb 28 2005, 11:04 PM)
QUOTE (c.lime.x @ Feb 28 2005, 03:24 PM)
QUOTE (A31kiwi @ Jan 22 2005, 07:10 PM)
Hey lime, you remember when we talked about the - I bought it a couple of weeks ago and its sweet for gaming - much better with its tail cut off 

I don't really fancy wireless mice as they tend to be heavy

lol I've got big hands so the weight is no problem (175 grams) - it doesn't feel heavy to me at all...

It really is the most accurate mouse I've ever used...


By the way how did your mouse overclock work?

Overclocking your mouse makes it more accurate at the expense of abit of speed.

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Mar 1 05 7:07 PM

From what I've read, it seems wireless mice can't be overclocked... Too bad, I have a wireless one

BTW, lime is that why you can aim so well? BY overclocking your mouse?

OH yeah, and I personally like heavier mouses for FPS games. I think a heavier mouse is better for sniping since ou can move it steadily, without wobbling.

But that's just me.

And does any of you experience a "jumpy mouse"? Every optical mouse I use jumps around when I move it on my desk... Putting the mouse on a piece of smooth cardboard paper stops it from wiggling around too much. Any of you experiece this before?

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Mar 1 05 8:31 PM

QUOTE (Greasemonkey @ Mar 1 2005, 07:07 PM)
From what I've read, it seems wireless mice can't be overclocked... Too bad, I have a wireless one

BTW, lime is that why you can aim so well? BY overclocking your mouse?

OH yeah, and I personally like heavier mouses for FPS games. I think a heavier mouse is better for sniping since ou can move it steadily, without wobbling.

But that's just me.

And does any of you experience a "jumpy mouse"? Every optical mouse I use jumps around when I move it on my desk... Putting the mouse on a piece of smooth cardboard paper stops it from wiggling around too much. Any of you experiece this before?

Actually i de-overclocked my mouse cos i'm a high sensitivity mouse user

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Mar 2 05 5:51 PM

Oh lol...

Then I guess you are too good after all... ^^

BTW did you practise your flying offline or online? Because when I'm offline I fly well, but when I practise online there are too many godlike pilots X_X

And do you have a joystick?

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Mar 3 05 7:19 PM

QUOTE (Greasemonkey @ Mar 2 2005, 05:51 PM)
Oh lol...

Then I guess you are too good after all... ^^

BTW did you practise your flying offline or online? Because when I'm offline I fly well, but when I practise online there are too many godlike pilots X_X

And do you have a joystick?

I used to practice flying offline back in the days where i was a noob pilot... Tried a joystick but nothing beats flying with my good ole keyboard

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Mar 4 05 10:56 PM

Well, the thing I don't like about practicing dogfighting offline is that the computer always gun me down from the ground...

And when I do practice offline, I do pretty well, but when I go online, I get bullied...

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Mar 5 05 11:25 AM

QUOTE (Greasemonkey @ Mar 4 2005, 10:56 PM)
Well, the thing I don't like about practicing dogfighting offline is that the computer always gun me down from the ground...

And when I do practice offline, I do pretty well, but when I go online, I get bullied...

You can fly high...hee

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Mar 5 05 4:16 PM

QUOTE (BlackHawk @ Mar 5 2005, 11:25 AM)
QUOTE (Greasemonkey @ Mar 4 2005, 10:56 PM)
Well, the thing I don't like about practicing dogfighting offline is that the computer always gun me down from the ground...

And when I do practice offline, I do pretty well, but when I go online, I get bullied...

You can fly high...hee

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Mar 6 05 7:33 PM

lol.. there's actually i dude call high flyer who plays at PAGN..

but if you fly high, how to you bomb and stuff? because every time i try the loop on top of the carrier to avoid flak fire, i go off course, sometimes straight into the control tower/cabin/whatever...

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Mar 6 05 7:39 PM

QUOTE (Greasemonkey @ Mar 6 2005, 07:33 PM)
lol.. there's actually i dude call high flyer who plays at PAGN..

but if you fly high, how to you bomb and stuff? because every time i try the loop on top of the carrier to avoid flak fire, i go off course, sometimes straight into the control tower/cabin/whatever...

You need laser sighted bombs

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Mar 6 05 8:01 PM

lol... i supposed you ordered them from russia?

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