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USB mouse more responsive/faster? What about through a USB-PS/2 converter?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Stiltzkin, Jan 27, 2003.

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  1. Stiltzkin

    Stiltzkin Thread Starter

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    Are USB mice really faster and/or more responsive, if even on a miniscule level? Will a USB mouse retain it's speed if it is running through a converter to a PS/2 port?
     
  2. Hairy

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    can't really answer your question except to ask why you would need a faster mouse?
    mine has always worked instantly
     
  3. Rockn

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    For gaming a USB mose is preferred because the sample rate is 3 times that of a PS/2 style mouse. Running through a converter will run the signals through the serial controller not the USB controller so it will be slower.
     
  4. Hairy

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    interesting, and thank you Rockn

    so a usb mouse would be prefered to say a usb joystick or gamepad?
     
  5. dud

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    ..that depends on the game! :D
    I play Half Life an awful lot online and have found the usb mouse far better than my ps2. The fact that it's optical instead of ball has a great dela to do with it though.
    But what I was going to say is that you can't really play half-life with anything but a mouse (and keyboard).
    :cool:
     
  6. Hairy

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    always nice to learn new things....

    not much of a gamer (but my son is)....
    have a ps2 and usb mouse....personally I always use the usb, just because it works anywhere ( http://www.gyration.com/ultra.htm )

    thanks many......
     
  7. Stiltzkin

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    Ah, thankyou, Rockn.
     
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