Windows 10: Is there a way to change the mouse polling rate

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  1.    18 Jun 2015 #1

    Is there a way to change the mouse polling rate


    Win 10 seems to have the same issue that Win 8.1 had with the mouse polling rate where the desktop polling rate is locked at 200Hz. I have not validated the actual Hz but the mouse feels the same as 8.1. This is not a gaming issue, I am pretty sure most games will work at the correct polling rate it is just that the desktop no longer does. I am a CAD user and am use to very finite control using a 1000 polling rate and 2400 DPI with a Razer Deathadder.

    Anyone here know of a fix? I have not tried the Win 8.1 fix as that fix did not work for me. I don't understand why MS changed this? I'll assume tablet compatibility but it makes for a very lousy mouse experience when you've been used to a 1000 polling rate since Win 7.
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  2.    18 Jun 2015 #2

    Have you tried turning off Enhanced Precision in the Mouse settings?
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  3.    18 Jun 2015 #3

    Mystere said: View Post
    Have you tried turning off Enhanced Precision in the Mouse settings?
    It is not a solution for polling rate. I just re-read the Win8.1 fix and may have messed up a step when I tried it in Win8.1. I'll have to see if this same solution will fix it in 10. This is the fix I am referring to. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2908279

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  4.    18 Jun 2015 #4

    I feel pretty dumb right now........

    I downloaded a mouse polling rate program and to my surprise, Windows 10 is not limiting the polling rate as I am able to get near 1000. Many gamers will be happy to hear this but my issue is was not addressed until I started to think about video drivers, DPI input is relative to screen DPI right? A quick update to the latest drivers and my silky smooth control is back. Yay!

    Sometimes writing makes ya think I suppose.
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  5.    21 Jun 2015 #5

    DPI = dots per inch, often referred in image quality. for few examples, common paper magazine uses 75dpi on the prints (or for example low resolution small preview images on internet), you could use lets say 150dpi on a printer or a bit higher quality images on web and for 300dpi you would do for the commercials and stuff like that

    keep in mind, that you can have full HD resolution on all of these images, with different DPIs
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  6.    21 Jun 2015 #6

    It depends on the mouse you have. With some mice you can change the dpi on the fly or in the software. I have mine usually set at 1500.
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  7.    21 Jun 2015 #7

    swarfega said: View Post
    It depends on the mouse you have. With some mice you can change the dpi on the fly or in the software. I have mine usually set at 1500.
    When it comes to mice, there are a number of specifics. DPI is often confused with polling rate. Polling rate is how often the device driver "samples" the mouse, a higher polling rate is more reactive and seems "smoother". DPI refers to how many screen pixels translate to one inch of mouse movement. A high dpi with a low sample rate results in "stuttering" where the mouse seems to "jump" to the next position rather than smoothly moving to it.
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  8.    21 Jun 2015 #8

    Thanks for the clarification.
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  9.    29 Jul 2015 #9

    troutspinner said: View Post
    I downloaded a mouse polling rate program and to my surprise, Windows 10 is not limiting the polling rate as I am able to get near 1000.
    Did you use the usual "USB Mouse Rate Adjuster" that works in Windows 7? (pictured below)

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    If this works then that is great news! I thought I was going to be stuck on Windows 7 forever with my WMO 1.1

    Please confirm this as I can't risk upgrading without knowing I can run 500hz on Windows 10.

    Thanks!
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  10.    29 Jul 2015 #10

    Get a better mouse, USB is locked to 125Hz polling in Windows.

    It's not recommended to overclock the USB ports polling rate on your computer via unsigned 3rd party apps, by doing so you can in the long run damage USB ports being overclocked and the devices connected these USB ports on your computer.
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