02-02-2010 04:28 AM
I've just bought G500 mouse and installed SetPoint. I understand that using mouse to its full potential means setting the highest available DPI. The problem is when I set the maximum DPI the pointer moves too fast and I can't adjust it to be slow enough with the speed slider.
I've already tuned pointer settings so that it behaves close to what II need it (for graphics editing etc.) which are:
Acceleration 3 (I could use Acceleration 4 and Speed -1 if they would be available)
DPI 1000 - I was forced to choose this DPI having the two first at their extremes and still in need for slower movement
So there you go - I want the pointer to behave like on Speed -1, Accelaration 4 but I would also like to take advantage of high DPI (meaning precision, right?). Can different settings be set e.g. in Windows Registry. Let's say I would choose Speed -6, Acceleration 4 after setting DPI to 5700. Can it be done?
02-02-2010 05:16 AM - edited 02-02-2010 05:17 AM
Isn't there a setting somewhere which lets you decide if the Logitech software or Windows controls the mouse speed? Try finding this one, maybe it helps.
If not... I think you won't notice much inaccuracy with a lower dpi setting. The G5 had 2000 dpi and worked fine if you didn't move it too fast. The MX 518 has (had?) 1800 dpi, it performed well in tests (even better than the G5) and most people liked it. So to me it seems like 5700 dpi is overkill you'll never need.
The funny thing is that the G500 sensor seems to behave pretty good in fast movement, but turns out there's a problem with slow movement. See the G500 firmware thread, or search the forums for negative acceleration (or positive acceleration, can't remember). It's unknown if there's a fix for it and when it will be released, but Logitech knows about it.
02-02-2010 06:10 AM
Thanks for reply.
As for letting OS to control this, it is very confusing. Even with this setting (Use OS native...) OFF at one occasion it appears that the SetPoint settings are additive with system settings and on other occasions they seem to override each other. I could manipulate both settings only by trial and error. I've managed to achieve slow enough movement at 400 DPI, spd 1, acc 2 in SetPoint combined with system spd 0, enhance on. It probably says nothing because I think the order in which these setting combination is applied does make a difference.
02-03-2010 06:09 AM - edited 02-03-2010 06:10 AM
Both, Setpoint and Windows Speed, basically do nothing more than cutting out data, so for example the mouse sends 4 counts but the software cuts out 2 of them. As you can see in this example half the DPI without the software cutting out data isn't less precise.
So, if max. DPI is to fast for you even with the lowest software setting just lower the DPI, you will not lose anything.
Do you really need acceleration?
02-03-2010 06:42 AM
02-03-2010 06:50 PM
Setting a extremely high DPI is not the key to maximizing the mouse's sensitivity. To get the mose accurate speeds:
Go into SetPoint
In pointer options, uncheck "Use OS drivers for speed and acceleration"
Set the speed to 5
Acceleration to 0
And find the DPI that works the best for you. Having a higher refresh rate, the above settings, and a comfortable DPI will be the best way to get the most from your mouse.
02-04-2010 02:42 AM - edited 02-04-2010 04:45 AM
I am also want to know the perfect DPI - as in most precise, accoding to AVAGO the default dpi of the mouse is supposed to be 1600dpi. I was wondering what DPI to use so I can get the minimum Positve acceleration possible.
02-04-2010 03:22 AM
I currently use the following settings
The new problem is the windows settings don't stick after computer restart but it's a different story...
02-04-2010 08:36 AM
Bucic - Then try the recommendations I posted on here, and play with the DPI to get your sweet spot
Gunmancsz - I can't exactly comment on the sport where you minimize positive or negative acceleration because I have not done empirical testing on that. Try using the above setpoint settings I posted and set the DPI to 1200-1600, and see how that goes?
I've been playing around, and recently I've been using DPIs in the range of 800-1000