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Windows 7: Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse MX518


23 Feb 2011   #1

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse MX518

Greetings,

I am presently using a Logitech Trackball mouse. It has a cable and is connected to one of my computer's USB 2 ports. I started using it when my cordless Trackball suddenly "died". It just froze in the middle of my monitor and every attempt to revive it failed. Googling for a solution only led me to see that I wasn't the only one experiencing this tragedy. The Logitech forum is literally full of complains concerning the Trackball.

So, after looking at many online reviews on mouses I have decided to purchase the Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse MX518. Even though I am only an occasional gamer the reviews on this mouse are so good that I have decided to buy it. I bought it online at a good price and it will be delivered tomorrow. Here is what pc users have to said about the MX518 on newegg.com

Newegg.com - Logitech MX 518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1800 dpi Gaming Mouse

I am curious as to what type of mouse some of you are using. It's funny how very little is written in pc forums concerning a mouse. It's a small piece of hardware but it plays a huge role in the daily operation of your computer but especially (I think) in gaming. For example, last week when my cordless Trackball died I couldn't immediately find this one and until I found it I couldn't use my computer!

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23 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

I have a Genius Traveler 515, Sucks big time... i'm really picky with mice!

Used to have a Laser BenQ that lasted me 2yrs. awesome feeling, awesome precision. this P.o.S. is not precise at all.. i'm looking for a Razer or a Logitech but the prices here are way too high

Even though i don't game too much.. i do like a precise mouse, preferrably a laser one i realized not so long ago that the mouse pad helps you a lot, too. but then, again, the prices here are too high
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23 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I have had the mx518 for about 4years. Best mouse i have ever owned, either for gaming or regular use.

You made a good choice!
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23 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Good choice, I have two mx518's, they have been good, durable mice.
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23 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I use the MX518 and the M510 (wireless) on my systems.
I love them both.
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23 Feb 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I just replaced my Logitech Trackman Wheel (USB) with a Logitech Wireless Trackball M570. The old Trackman Wheel still works, its on my backup rig now. I've been using a trackball so long now I can't see ever going back to a mouse. I play a lot or FPS games like Medal of Honor, Halo and Wolfenstien.
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23 Feb 2011   #7

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Before I install the MX518 should I delete the Trackball from Control Panel, Hardware & Sound, Device & Printers? I didn't install drivers for the Trackball. Windows recognized it on startup and installed the drivers for me. The MX518 either comes with a disc with drivers or I can download them from Logitech's website

MX
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23 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I too use the MX518 mouse. best mouse I ever owned.
Download the latest drivers from their website.
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24 Feb 2011   #9

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have downloaded the latest drivers from their website and think to first delete the Trackball from Windows 7 Device & Printers BEFORE installing the MX518. I don't know if this will uninstall the drivers installed by Windows but I hope it will. I can see in Windows Security and Update that SP1 is waiting to be installed. I will do that after installing the MX518. Sometimes a SP can change things that you would rather not have changed.
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24 Feb 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by C32C3 View Post
Before I install the MX518 should I delete the Trackball from Control Panel, Hardware & Sound, Device & Printers? I didn't install drivers for the Trackball. Windows recognized it on startup and installed the drivers for me. The MX518 either comes with a disc with drivers or I can download them from Logitech's website

MX
I just unplugged my trackball and installed the new one. I was just using the built in windows drivers like you. I think it just shows up as a HID compliant mouse, so there should be no need to delete it or uninstall it.
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