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How to optimize mouse response time

This Tutorial addresses:
  • Mice
  • Lag
  • Games

In this tutorial I will be showing you how to help increase mouse response times in games.

    Mouse Acceleration

To do this go to: control panel> Hardware and sound> Devices and Printers> Mouse

Next, click the pointer options tab. Here you want to disable enhance pointer precision.

Now, if you have a mouse with separate software, you will want to disable it in there too.

    Polling/Report rate

You want to set this setting to 1000:


This is up to the user and how you want your sensitivity.

    Game Settings

In game, you will want the highest FPS for less mouse lag. Try to keep it above the speed of your monitor.

(ex: 60hz monitor= 60 FPS | 120hz monitor= 120 FPS)

This might mean turning some settings lower.

Vsync should be set to OFF In-game.


Some overlays effect mouse input lag. You will want to disable these.


Origin> Application Settings> Origin In Game > Un-check Enable Origin In Game


Steam> Settings> In-Game> Un-check Enable Steam Community In Game

    Other optimization

Other things that can help are setting game CPU priority to low:

If you do not want to have to do this every time you load a game, download this program:

It allows you to save the setting:

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