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Mouse pointer freezing/stutter on desktop?


Nitrius

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#1
Hello.

Recently got a new computer, though not a new mouse, as i've used this mouse for a while now and it worked fine without any freezing/stutter on my other Windows 8.1 PC.

Anyway, the problem is very random, but from time to time the mouse pointer freezes for a split second, and comes back again working as normal. This has been happening while am on the desktop, going through my computer files, and while surfing the web.

Anyone experience anything similar? I know there was some problem in games a few years back, with freezing mouse pointers, but as this is happening on the desktop i guess this is another problem. Maybe there is something funky going on as the mouse is USB2 but is connected to a USB3 on my motherboard?


Edit: Mouse is Mionix Naos 7000.
 

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    Intel i7 5820K
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    Asus Rampage V Extreme
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Nitrius

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#2
Anyone have any clue what this could be?
 

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    Windows 8.1
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    Intel i7 5820K
    Motherboard
    Asus Rampage V Extreme
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    Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 2800MHz 16GB
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    Gigabyte GeForce G1 GAMING GTX 970 4GB
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    Creative Sound Blaster ZXR
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    2x DELL U2412M
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    Seasonic X-850W

popeye

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#3
Make sure your USB ports are not allowed to sleep or are not in power saving mode.
 

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CountMike

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#4
Could be also that whole system is stuttering for that split second. Check system and drivers, specially for video card.
 

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    Asus Prime x470 Pro
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#5
The reasons why your mouse may continuously freeze is quite numerous. It could be due to a technical issue, such as low batteries, or it could be due to a connectivity issue, such as a loose or damaged cord. Worst case scenario, your mouse could be defective. Another fairly common reason why this issue occurs is due to improper, outdated or corrupt drivers. Malware/Viruses are another real possibility, and so is a corrupt Windows registry. Your problem could be the result of one or more of these issues, which is why it’s best to consider exploring all avenues.
 

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    avast

Nitrius

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#6
Thanks for the replies, but this looks to be some sort of issue with certain mouses and usb3 ports. Found a post about it on asus rog forum: https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?53424-Mouse-lag Turning off xHCI might solve the issue, but of course the kinda defeats the purpose of having USB3. So am currently trying the mouse in the keybot usb port on my motherboard, which i believe is a USB2 port, so far no issue, but only been a few hours.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel i7 5820K
    Motherboard
    Asus Rampage V Extreme
    Memory
    Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 2800MHz 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce G1 GAMING GTX 970 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZXR
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x DELL U2412M
    Hard Drives
    1x Crucial M4 256GB (OS) 2x WD Red 3TB (Storage)
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    Seasonic X-850W

Cliff S

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#7
This happens to me sometimes if I'm on the PC and automatic maintenance kicks in(it uses quite a bit of resources) that's why it should be set to a time when PC is on but you're away (shower time or dinner time) if you don't leave your computer on 24/7.
 

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    Intel Core i9-9900K
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CountMike

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#8
Thanks for the replies, but this looks to be some sort of issue with certain mouses and usb3 ports. Found a post about it on asus rog forum: https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?53424-Mouse-lag Turning off xHCI might solve the issue, but of course the kinda defeats the purpose of having USB3. So am currently trying the mouse in the keybot usb port on my motherboard, which i believe is a USB2 port, so far no issue, but only been a few hours.
Kinda waste to use a mouse in USB3 port, even 1.1 is enough.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD