Solved Sluggish mouse lag on a new build

November 12, 2012 at 20:46:52
Specs: Windows 7, i5-3570k/8gb Patriot

Hi guys, I just did a system rebuild and upgraded to an I5-3570k on an ASUS P8Z77-v lk, and a Nvidia 460 GTX (it's my old card, didnt think it was time to upgrade). Anyway, under a load the mouse lags and I can't figure out how to fix it or why. It can be something as mundane as playing Skyrim... and the mouse just seems sluggish -- the keyboard moves fine, and the game video doesn't stutter. It's a Microsoft bluetooth 5000 mouse. Any ideas?

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November 13, 2012 at 20:31:08

OK, I believe I have it figured out. In the default settings my motherboard would dynamically overclock the cpu based on demand. It was just label "turbo" so I didnt think anything of it. Seems like a silly feature, it only increased it 400 mhz... Either way, 30 minutes of Skyrim later and no stuttering. Thanks for all your help!


#1
November 12, 2012 at 21:38:47

Try to reinstall the mice driver in device manager.
Do u have this installed?
http://filehippo.com/download_intel...
Also bluetooth driver may be the cause of this issue, try to reinstall it.

I am curious to know what was your previous CPU?

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#2
November 13, 2012 at 07:58:15

Between turning the graphics down a touch and installing intellipoint, the problem has seemed to have gone away. However, I am not sure that's not just because there is less of a load on it now.

I tried updating all the other drivers, and it simply tells me they are already up to date.

Previous cpu was a Core2Duo 2.4

Do you have any thoughts on what was causing the problem? i.e. software or driver vs. hardware? I am worried at some basic level I have something configured wrong (like in an overclock, but everything is at defaults), and the issue is manifesting itself in mouse response (being as its the most sensitive). Hope that doesn't sound crazy.

Regardless, thank you for the help!


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#3
November 13, 2012 at 08:24:31

I take it back -- it still does it. Just needs a longer buildup

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#4
November 13, 2012 at 18:52:54

Try a wired USB mouse and see if that makes a difference.
Install HWMonitor, Speedfan, or similar to make sure that the sluggishness is not due to a heating issue.
Have you overclocked the CPU?
Have you optimized the BIOS settings?

To make sure you have the latest driver for a component, you go to the component mfg's site and download the correct driver yourself. Then if it will not install, you delete/uninstall the device from Device Manager, and reinstall the device or restart the machine and point Windows to the newest driver you downloaded to install.

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November 13, 2012 at 20:31:08
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OK, I believe I have it figured out. In the default settings my motherboard would dynamically overclock the cpu based on demand. It was just label "turbo" so I didnt think anything of it. Seems like a silly feature, it only increased it 400 mhz... Either way, 30 minutes of Skyrim later and no stuttering. Thanks for all your help!

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#6
November 14, 2012 at 20:08:46

The i5-series has Turbo which does mildly overclock your CPU only when the task demands it. There is nothing wrong with leaving on the Turbo feature.
You purchased the 'K' version of the CPU which with a little care and studying, can run safely overclocked in the mid 4GHz's if you can manage the temperatures.

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