I've just got a new System (i5 4690K, 16GB RAM, MSI GTX 970) and I'm expiriencing some weird mouse lag in certain games. To visualize, I've made a quick video:

I've tried several other games (FS:X, Arma 3, Space Engineers) and theres no issue there. Also no issue on the Desktop. I've turned off Windows mouse acceleration, tried V-Sync and no V-Sync with frames limited and unlimited in CS:GO, and tried turning off raw mouse input in CS:GO.

I also tried changing the polling rate of my mouse (G700) to 125, 250, 500 and 1000 which led to no change. This hasn't happened on my old system and It's also not happneing on my Mac with the same mouse. I have the latest Nvidia drivers (347.09). Frankly, I'm kinda lost.

  • Could it be your system isn't fast enough to handle the inputs? (Usually, this lag happens when there is not enough CPU power or RAM to process the mouse movement). Different drivers; devices have different needs (for example, graphics tablets require more memory and CPU power as it has a secondary program under it to limit the area of the screen the cursor can move around in etc.)
    – aytimothy
    Jan 17, 2015 at 15:44
  • Also, have you tried restarting your computer?
    – aytimothy
    Jan 17, 2015 at 15:47
  • I did try to restart. Here's my CPU load while playing CS: i.imgur.com/MlcmrmK.png Maximum 82% on any core.
    – Marv
    Jan 17, 2015 at 15:52
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    You may want to flag it for a moderator to close it for you, since it was resolved, but no solution was found.
    – aytimothy
    Jan 23, 2015 at 20:48
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    Just use 'other', since it involves a custom reason.
    – aytimothy
    Jan 23, 2015 at 20:49

1 Answer 1


This method might work

  1. Go to Control Panel and search Cursor Options

  2. Disable Cursor Trails.

This might also work for Windows 8 only.

  1. Navigate to settings (go to the top corner, swipe down and click settings)

  2. Click Change PC Settings

  3. Click PC and Devices then click Mouse and Touchpad.

  4. Click the box underneath Touchpad and change to "No Delay"

This might work for Windows 7 and 8

  1. Go to search and type Change mouse settings.

  2. Click Hardware then click your mouse.

  3. Click Properties then Change settings.

  4. Click Driver

  5. Click Update Driver

WARNING: If the Update fails then click roll back then retry.


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