Solved Mouse cursor slows down when loading browser page

Mad catz Cyborg r.a.t. 9 gaming mouse fo...
June 7, 2013 at 12:26:24
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Bulldozer FX8120/ 32GB RAM
My mouse slows down as though the sensitivity were temporarily lowered when loading browser pages and especially Youtube videos. It returns to normal once the page is done loading. Googling the issue suggests it's a graphics driver problem for some reason but updating my drivers has not helped. Mouse driver is also up to date

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#1
June 7, 2013 at 15:33:09
Most of the time when things slow down during ram-intensive activites I'd suspect a ram problem or you've got too much junk running in the background but 32 gig ought to be enough to do just about anything.

You might try shutting off some of the background stuff and see if that makes any difference. Maybe you have some really intense AV running?

If that doesn't make a difference maybe the ram isn't being allocated efficiently? I assume your windows 7 is the 64 bit version. If it's a ram addressing issue then removing some might help. You might want to drop it to even as low as 4 gig and see what happens.

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#2
June 8, 2013 at 05:31:31
Thanks, but I've had this much RAM for several months and the mouse problem started a couple of weeks ago. I've taken a look at my AV and nothing intensive seems to be running. That said, the problem started roughly at the same time that I last did a big virus scan. I use Avast AV. I can reduce my ram to 8GB minimum, that's how big my sticks are, I'll try that if software solutions don't work. I always minimise the excessive processes I have running so I don't think it's that. Another thing I did roughly when the problem started was vacuum out my computer. I also switched broadband provider and had to change from an ethernet cable into my router to a wireless dongle. Changing browsers has not resolved the issue. Any suggestions based on that info?

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#3
June 8, 2013 at 15:04:50
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Yeah, it doesn't sound like a ram-addressing issue since you've been running the same basic system for awhile. Something new is occupying cpu time or ram. It probably wasn't vacuuming the computer. Although that's not a good idea I think if that had caused damage it would have been much more severe than just slowing the mouse down. It might be the broadband switchover. Maybe there's remnants of the old software trying to run?

I believe windows 7 still has MSCONFIG but you have to do a search to find it:

http://www.netsquirrel.com/msconfig...

Run msconfig to see what's running on startup. You might want to check in task manager also.

I just thought of something else that should have occurred to me earlier. It may be a shared irq issue. The mouse and something else may be using the same IRQ and that other piece of hardware's demands on the OS are interferring with the mouse's operation. I don't know if this applies to your situation but you can take a look:

http://www.readynas.com/forum/viewt...

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#4
June 9, 2013 at 03:20:43
Thanks a lot! I'm going to look at MSCONFIG now. I often open up the task manager and shut down everything I don't need, resulting in a total of maybe 150,000 K memory usage, this does not fix the issue. One thing that has reappeared is the software used to run the dongle, its kind of unnecessary as it does't do anything other than the Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center but the hardware doesn't seem to function unless it opens on startup. After that I can and do close it without issue. It's a Netgear brand wireless dongle by the way. My mouse also has buttons on it for adjusting between four preset sensitivity settings. I usually have it on 3/4 but sometimes it defaults back to 2/4 for no apparent reason. It may also jump to the corner of the screen unexpectedly. It is worth noting that the 2/4 sensitivity is about 3000dpi while when it slows down during browsing it feels like under 1000.

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#5
June 9, 2013 at 03:29:19
Okay I've pruned my startup to bare minimum. I think you might be right about the IRQ thing, I'm going to experiment with physically moving somethings around. That said, there is no noticeable effect during online gaming in terms of mouse sensitivity, maybe it's less intensive in terms of internet usage that the few seconds when a Youtube video is loading? I don't really know, here goes the experimentation. Update: yeah physical proximity of the mouse to its wireless receiver is clearly a factor. I don't have much room to play with, I'm going to visit my local Novatech about a frequency-adjustable network adapter. Thanks for your help :)

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#6
June 9, 2013 at 12:56:53
You're welcome. I hope they can set you up with whatever you need.

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#7
June 23, 2013 at 03:24:28
Hi DAVEINCAPS, here's what I ended up doing, for anyone else with the same problem. I simply went into my wifi hub's settings by browsing 192.168.1.1, entering the username and password and then switching from channel 1 to channel 9, resulting in a frequency change in the order of tens of megahertz. This solved the problem completely. Thanks again for your help.

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#8
June 23, 2013 at 14:23:53
Thanks for posting back the fix. It should help others.

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