How to Overclock a Mouse?

How to Overclock a Mouse?

How to Overclock a Mouse?

Yes, you've red that correctly! In this article I'll explain what exactly that is, and how you can do the same for your Rat.

Since, I had difficulties finding correct procedure to increase polling rate of mouse in windows 10 anywhere online, I decided to write an article that will „cover“ everything.

DPI Explained

Dots per inch (DPI) is a measurement of how sensitive a mouse is. The higher a mouse’s DPI, the farther the cursor on your screen will move when you move the mouse. A mouse with a higher DPI setting detects and reacts to smaller movements.

Higher DPI isn't always better, as it seems to get too fast...

High DPI mice are more useful if you have a higher-resolution monitor. If you’re playing a game on a low-resolution 1366×768 laptop screen, you don’t necessarily need that high DPI. On the other hand, if you’re playing a game on a 3840×2160 4K monitor, a higher DPI lets you move your mouse cursor across the screen smoothly without having to drag your mouse across your entire desk.

Polling Rate Explained

A mouse’s polling rate is how often it reports its position to a computer. Polling rate is measured in Hz. If a mouse has a 125 Hz polling rate, it reports its position to the computer 125 times every second—or every 8 milliseconds. A 500 Hz rate means that the mouse is reporting its position to the computer every 2 milliseconds, and for 1000hz every 1 ms.

Mouse Polling Rate Explained

Do I need to increase polling rate of my mouse?

Before you start overclocking, check to see whether your Mouse Software has an option integrated already to increase hz.

If you don't know if you have already software installed for mouse, I would suggest going on Mouse Manufacturer's website to see if there are any. If not, then follow these simple steps and note that this guide is intended for Windows 10 Systems (Windows 10 , Windows 10 x64 ...

Please Beware! This procedure might burn your USB slot, and You, and only You are responsible for any action you perform with your mouse.

  • Things needed for overclocking :
  • Mouserate
  • HIDUSBF signed driver
  • USB Mouse rate Adjuster

You can download everything from HERE.

Mouserate : Mouse rate is a simple program that will measure Mouse Hz's. It will tell you how often the position of your mouse is sent to the other applications. This Parameter is quite important when you are using tools or games with high frame rates.

HIDUSBF : Hidusbf is just a driver file that will tell windows to „boost up“ your USB slot. Since this driver is now officially signed from Microsoft, there is no more need to do it in Windows Test Environment as you previously had to do.

USB Mouse Rate Adjuster : Is a lightweight software that will help you manage your Mice's ( if you have more than one )

  • Step by Step :
  • Download all files needed .
  • Extract them to desktop
  • Locate SweetLow certificate, double click it, click Install certificate – Current user . Increase mouse Hertz
  • Locate HIDUSBF.INF , right click on it , click install .
  • Open UsbMouseRate.exe file, then select „Mice Only“, filter on device, and choose your desired polling rate. Overclock a mouse
  • Click Install Service Profesional FPS Config
  • And finally, click Restart, then Close.
  • Restart your Windows, and afterwards check your results with mouserate.exe

Conclusion :

Higher DPI and polling rates may be useful, but they’re not everything. There’s a good chance you’ll find yourself decreasing the DPI below the maximum value after buying a pricy gaming mouse. You definitely don’t need the mouse with the highest DPI and polling rate settings. These specifications aren’t a simple measurement of performance . Its more of a users preference.

Posted by Ivan Bašić

Ivan Bašić
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