There are issues with lag that we know of with WhatPulse 1.5 but usually only whilst certain programmes (usually games) are running. Some changes have been made in an attempt to fix this in the next version but it’s quite hard to track down why this is happening.
However in saying all that, I’ve never heard of such major lag problems without anything running - In fact I don’t think it happens this bad with the lag problems we have had reported.
The only way to help diagnose this is to individually close running processes (close process, open WhatPulse, check… if that doesn’t help, close WhatPulse, close another process, open WhatPulse… etc) (instant messengers, audio programmes, whatever) and see if there’s anything WhatPulse might be having a tiff with while it’s running.
No problem. I’m still not completely sure what causes the mouse lag when mouse miles is enabled, but it tends to happen frequently on some computer systems. It used to affect me when I used my laptop. Sadly, you have nothing in common with my laptop, which leads me to believe it’s just a case of certain types of mice and how they send signals to the computer.
My old system was a AMD XP2000+, 512mb DDR, Radeon 9800pro, MSI motherboard and a Razer diamondback mouse.
When I upgraded the computer I kept the mouse for some time (until it broke) but the mouse mileage worked fine on my new system when playing games, so to my experience it’s not a mouse the problem is hanging on.
I think it’s worth mentioning my own experiences with WhatPulse and lag. I’ve noticed significant mouse and typing lag on two different computers in my house when they ran XP. However, when I upgraded both computers to Vista, the lag completely resolved itself. This seems to suggest that the issue is XP-specific, which is annoying since my ThinkPad still runs XP and is frequently hit by lag from WhatPulse.