Use USB or PS2 for optical mouse?


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Guest

Got a new Microsoft optical mouse that has a Ps2 plug attached to the usb
plug on the end of the mouse's tail. I am wondering if using USB is better
for performance than Ps2. Specifically, in device conflict issues as seen in Msinfo32, when mouse is Ps2 it has conflict but not as Usb.
 
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Yves Leclerc

If you can use the ps/2 connection, please use it. USB is a shared
connection (with other USB devices) and may not be available before Windows
fully loads up.


Will said:
Got a new Microsoft optical mouse that has a Ps2 plug attached to the usb
plug on the end of the mouse's tail. I am wondering if using USB is better
for performance than Ps2. Specifically, in device conflict issues as seen
in Msinfo32, when mouse is Ps2 it has conflict but not as Usb.
 
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Woody

Have same mouse and have run both ways. Have had no issues with either
connection type.

Woody

Will said:
Got a new Microsoft optical mouse that has a Ps2 plug attached to the usb
plug on the end of the mouse's tail. I am wondering if using USB is better
for performance than Ps2. Specifically, in device conflict issues as seen
in Msinfo32, when mouse is Ps2 it has conflict but not as Usb.
 
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Phil

I've used my ms optical mouse both ways and noticed no difference at all in
performance. No conflicts either way. Which ever way you want to do it
doesn't make a difference. I do, however, use the usb connection.
 
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Plato

=?Utf-8?B?V2lsbA==?= said:
Got a new Microsoft optical mouse that has a Ps2 plug attached to the usb
plug on the end of the mouse's tail. I am wondering if using USB is better
for performance than Ps2. Specifically, in device conflict issues as seen in Msinfo32, when mouse is Ps2 it has conflict but not as Usb.

Shouldn't make a difference. But personally, it;s nice to have a mouse
that can work without windows being run. So go with ps/2
 
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Alex Nichol

Will said:
Got a new Microsoft optical mouse that has a Ps2 plug attached to the usb
plug on the end of the mouse's tail. I am wondering if using USB is better
for performance than Ps2. Specifically, in device conflict issues as seen in Msinfo32, when mouse is Ps2 it has conflict but not as Usb

I prefer to use PS/2, so as not to use a USB port. Either will perform
perfectly well, provided your motherboard/BIOS have the legacy USB
support so you can use it during instal;lation or when using other
systems that want mouse use
 
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Steve N.

Will said:
Got a new Microsoft optical mouse that has a Ps2 plug attached to the
usb plug on the end of the mouse's tail. I am wondering if using USB
is better for performance than Ps2. Specifically, in device conflict
issues as seen in Msinfo32, when mouse is Ps2 it has conflict but not
as Usb.


I'd use the PS/2 connection if you can, that way you have the USB
available for other devices.

What is the PS/2 in conflict with? Have you looked at any BIOS settings
to resolve the conflict issue?

Steve
 

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