AHHH die windows XP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

K62

K62

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okay since i installed winxp.. i have been testing ati driver to find which ones are the best.. after a while i find one that gives me a score of 2900 compared to my 2400 in windows 2000.. so i think everythings great.. play a game.. shit frames (half-life, mohaa) and i keep disabling wait for v-sync then i go into the game and cant get over 60fps,, then i go back to windows and its enabled again!! and not only that but i cant play fps's now cause my mouse is screwed.. it feels like theres smooth mouse on and heavy mouse accel!! but theres not its the same with the defult drivers and the logitech drivers.. and when i move the mouse fast it just stops or goes random dirrections!!!!!

i think im going to throw this computer out my window!!

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#2
Hmm... I think I would file that driver under the "not the best" category and keep testing.

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ThreeOnTheTree

ThreeOnTheTree

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#3
That mouse problem you are describing has plagued more people than you might think (me included). I can't use XP for this very reason.
 
flat-v8

flat-v8

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#4
I got real nervous when I first installed XP home, Major problems, total data loss on HDD forcing a format and reinstall twice! Third times the charm, after loading updates, upgrading Power DVD, Roxio CD Creator, TB Santa Cruz, disabled MS messenger,& getting XP Detonator drivers, all has been wonderfull for 4 months now! I am very happy with XP.

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DuronClocker

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#5
I liked Win2k Pro much more than I like this XP Pro, but the networking is so much easier with XP and I'm sick of troubleshooting my friends/families network problems so I didn't need any more. I have some weird mouse problem with my USB Microsoft Intellimouse Optical. I'll be goin along just find and then all of a sudden the mouse will jump to the bottom right of the screen. When I'm playing StarCraft and this happens, my screen scrolls down to that direction and screws me over, especially when I'm in a battle at the time or when I'm trying to get something to a certain spot and click just as it happens. Its pretty annoying!

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K62

K62

Sailor
#6
hmm ya the mouse is soo bad... its a logitech usb mouse, i want my win2k back


ah well ill try to get this working before i format again

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Baloneyflaps

Baloneyflaps

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#7
For one thing, why in the world are you using USB for your mouse!?




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DuronClocker

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Originally posted by Baloneyflaps:
For one thing, why in the world are you using USB for your mouse!?


Because its optical, PnP, Microsoft (lol), and lights up so I can see what the hell I'm doin at 2 in the morning.

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equinoxe3d

equinoxe3d

Active Member
#10
Originally posted by MitchSchaft:
what's wrong with that?
I've used my Logitech WheelMouse on USB for a while when I got it, and found the default refresh rate (I think it is fixed at 130) made the movement too sensitive and fast in games (Q3A and UT), even with the settings lowered down, it almost made me sick. Then I plugged it on the PS/2 port and adjusted the refresh rate to 100 and it's perfect now.

I dunno about the Microsoft mice, but I found my Logitech to work better on PS/2 IMHO, and anyway I needed the USB ports for other peripherals. It's just a matter of preferences.

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Best4x4

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#11
I agree with Equinoxe3d why waste a USB port on a mouse when you have a perfectly good PS/2 mouse port just sitting there taking an IRQ anyways. When I first got my MS Optical Mouse I to tried it as a USB mouse first and I found it to be touchy. Switched it back to using the PS/2 port and it was much better. I've also got a Logitech MouseMan Optical and I use it in the PS/2 port. I save my USB ports for scanners, compact flash readers, and zip drives vs wasting it on a mouse or keyboard.

I've been using XP since it first came out and It totally blows Win2k out of the water. Much better at gaming, bootup/shutdown speed, and just overall performance. With the proper setup XP Pro rocks! I've got it running on a 1GHz Duron and 1GHz T-Bird both running Nvidia cards with the latest Det 4 23.11 drivers and gaming is kickass!

Sincerely,

Best4x4
 
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DuronClocker

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#12
Originally posted by Best4x4:
I agree with Equinoxe3d why waste a USB port on a mouse when you have a perfectly good PS/2 mouse port just sitting there taking an IRQ anyways.
I have no other USB devices. I run on a network. The printer is in my dad's room and the server(router) and my computer are in my room. Scanner, printer, camera is all in dad's room.

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MitchSchaft

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#13
Hmm, I don't have problems with my USB mouse for gaming. I also don't have any other peripherals that use USB.
 
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DuronClocker

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#14
The only problem I have with this mouse is that the cursor will all of a sudden jump to the bottom right corner of the screen. However, it must be an XP bug because I never had the problem under Win2k or WinME.

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12x DVD, 12x CDRW
Water-cooled 118w Peltier
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K62

K62

Sailor
#15
oh man i loved this mouse in games and everything in windows 2000 and 9x plus it was given to me by a friend lol
i dont worry about wasting a usb port cause i have 4 ports and use 2

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192 mb ram
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DuronClocker

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#17
Well, I just installed it, so we'll see what happens. If you want, you cand DL it from my site at http://deanscomp.multiservers.com/xpmousehack.html

I'll have this up within 5 minutes of this post.

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ThreeOnTheTree

ThreeOnTheTree

New Member
#18
Okay, I installed XP then ran that reg fix. IT WORKS!!!! No more problems with a skittery mouse. Sensitivity changes, but that can be adjusted.
 
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hogancan

New Member
#19
Great tip guys.
I've been plagued with a scitterish mouse since I picked up a new MS Optical mouse at Xmas. Installed the reg patch and viola, smooth sailing. Now if I could only get XP to play all my older games.

Someone should post this topic all by itself so others might read it.

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DuronClocker

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#20
Yeah, I too have noticed that it fixed my jumpy mouse. At first I couldn't tell (when I wrote the XPMOUSEHACK.HTML page on my site) but now I can tell you that it fixed my problems as well because I was able to use my game last night without any mouse jumping around at all. I will update that page in my site, so if someone does decide to post it (I might later) you can link to my page for those who don't know how to make a regedit file or are worried about making it wrong. Thanks for the tip guys!

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AthlonXP 1600+ @1900+ @ 1.75v
256MB Corsair PC150 CL3
12x DVD, 12x CDRW
Water-cooled 118w Peltier
Diamond TNT2 Viper V770 @ 160/190
 

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