Common Corsair Mouse Questions

By James Cao, on October 11, 2013

Corsair Mice Commonly Asked Questions

In a previous article, we discussed some common questions people had for our keyboards. Therefore, it only made sense to do one for our mice as well. Here are some common questions people have asked us regarding the mice line-up:



Q:    What changed between the M60 to M65 and the M90 to M95?


A:    There are a few changes we implemented when we released the M65 and M95.
    1.) Both mice now use a newer sensor that increases the top DPI from 5700 to 8200 DPI.
    2.) The button switches' durability has been increased to 20 million clicks.
    3.) The M95 has in addition an Arctic White version now and the M65 is available in Arctic White and Military Green as well.


Q:    What laser sensor does the Vengeance M65 and M95 use?


A:    Our Vengeance laser mice specifically use the Avago ADNS-9800 sensor. With our software, you can adjust the DPI from as low as 50 to a high of 8200 DPI. For those interested in the detailed specifications, here is a link:

Q:    What optical sensor does the Raptor M40 and M30 use?

A:    Our Raptor optical mice use the Avago ADNS-3090 sensor. It is one of the best, if not the best, optical sensors and preferred by gamers who like low DPI. Its high speed of detection allows for precise movements that FPS gamers demand of a mouse.

Q:    What does it mean to palm a mouse and claw a mouse?

Palm: palm Claw: claw

A:     These refer to the two most common ways people hold a mouse. Our M40 and M65 can accomodate both types of grip whereas due to the buttons on the M95, that tends to promote the palm grip from the extra buttons on  the side.

Q:    Which buttons are programmable on your Vengeance and Raptor lineup?

A:    These are the buttons that are programmable through the software for the mice that use it:


Q:    Is the sniper button on the M65 able to be mapped differently?

A:    Yes, at default it is to decrease to a specific DPI while being depressed. However, with our software, you can bind it as any other button as well. Common uses include using it for zooming in and voice chat activation, for example.

Q:    Are the feet on the mouse replaceable?

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A:    Yes! You can get replacement feet here:

Q:    What does the polling rate mean?


A:     This value (measured in milliseconds or hz) is how often the mouse is polled and sends information to your computer. Most users will leave it at 1ms (1000hz) for the lowest polling but it will consume additional CPU resources.  If you find your system is slowing down while using our mouse, you can increase this polling rate to decrease the CPU resources.

Q:    Does the mouse require USB 3.0 or 2.0?


A:     We recommend using the mouse in an USB 2.0 port since it does not require the bandwith of USB 3.0. However, it is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 ports as well.

Q:    If the M95 supports profile switching without the software, how do you know what profile you're currently using?


A:    There is an LED indicator to the side of the mouse that you can assign the profile too. 1 LED on means profile 1, 2 LEDs means profile 2, and so on.


Q:     What type of mouse pad should I look for to use with the mouse?

A:     A dark black surface works best with both of our laser and optical sensors. Keep in mind too that not all mouse pads are equal and even though some may look the same as our own Corsair mouse pads, it may not work well with our mice unlike our own line-up, which has been tested extensively and designed to work optimally with the type of sensors we use.


This should answer many questions about the mouse itself. In a future post, we will review some of the software features for both the keyboard and the mouse together so you can see how it all interacts together. Happy Gaming!