Issue regarding mouse cursor being very 'slippery'/inacurate

December 16, 2017 at 04:46:34
Specs: Windows 10, Intel Core i7-7700, Corsair Vengeance ddr4 16gb (2x8, 2400mhz)
Hey guys,
For about the last 2 months or so I've been getting a strange issue with my mouse cursor where it feels very inaccurate/jittery, almost as if it is on ice or something. I spend a lot of time on games, namely Dota 2 and CS:GO and it drastically effects my performance to the point where I cannot really play at all.
It's really starting to bother me as I cannot determine what the issue would be and have tried multiple things to troubleshoot it. It occurs both on the desktop and in-game, but in-game is where I feel it most as accuracy is a lot more valuable there (lol). When I say slippery, it's not to the point where it's completely sliding all over the screen, but it is enough for me to be unable to play games properly.

So far I have
-Used multiple mice on my computer and they all experience the same issue, I have also used the mice on a different computer and do NOT experience the issue. Also tried different mouse pads with no results.

-Messed around with DPI and mouse acceleration, and every other mouse setting there is in windows 10

-Reinstalled GPU and mouse drivers, and kept them updated

-Disabled Game DVR and Xbox application in windows 10

Then about a month ago I bought new parts for my PC (I was due to upgrade it) everything EXCEPT a new GPU and monitor. After this I still experience the issue.
This is my current set up:

-Mobo: Asus Z270G Gaming Motherboard

-CPU: Intel core i7-7700

-Memory: Corsair vengeance 16gb ddr4 2x8 2400mhz RAM

-PSU: Seasonic X-650

-GPU: Nvidia GTX 970

-Mouse: Steelseries Sensei 310

-Mousepad: Steelseries QcK+

-Monitor: Samsung S24D390 60Hz

I plan on upgrading my GPU and monitor within the next 2 weeks to possibly a 1070/1080 and a 1080p 144hz monitor. I am not sure however that this will fix the issue?
I was wondering if anyone knew anything that could possibly have this effect on the mouse cursor for both hardware and software? I have found very little information on it online, but came across one thread that mentioned it could maybe be due to electricity (as in grounding/popwerpoint etc). Would love to hear what you guys think!

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December 16, 2017 at 07:03:03
Are you referring to desktop computer or a laptop.. ??

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December 16, 2017 at 07:21:41
it's a desktop lol

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December 16, 2017 at 07:44:21
It would be a strange laptop with that spec lol.

I think there's a fair chance the GPU upgrade will fix this.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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December 16, 2017 at 07:44:50
Both are Source engine games, so try decreasing your max FPS setting, and/or playing with the mouse options in the game. Disabling mouse smoothing, specifically.

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December 16, 2017 at 23:16:20
When you say you have tried multiple mice, are they all Steelseries Sensei 310, or have you tried different mice (brands, models)?

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December 16, 2017 at 23:47:29
I've tried Steelseries Sensei 310, Steelseries Sensei, Razer Deathadder Chroma and a Logitech G302 - All experience the issue

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December 16, 2017 at 23:48:00
Hi thanks for the response, but I've tried all of those

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December 17, 2017 at 07:27:47
In that case, what is your fps_max set to? It should be in the 120 region. Also, I notice you don't list your mouse settings from the game itself.

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December 17, 2017 at 14:43:46
Not sure what fps_max is but my maximum frames allowed is set to 120. I've messed around with every possible setting and it's not it. It happens on my desktop as well as in-game, but in-game is where I notice it most as it has the most effect. The worst I experience it is in the BIOS menu, where my mouse is almost unusable do to it.

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December 18, 2017 at 05:53:15
It's a different matter if it's also happening outside of games.
- Does it happen with a cheap (< $20) mouse?
- Does it happen if you're using the mouse on a piece of blank white paper?
- Have you tried cleaning the optics with some rubbing alcohol?
- Does it happen with generic Microsoft mouse Windows drivers?
- Does it happen if you kill any special mouse software?

The last two can be replaced with, "Does it happen from a live Linux disk?"

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