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What is the maximum number of clicks per second a computer can process?

What is the maximum number of clicks per second a computer can process?

I have an automated clicker that's bounded at a click every 10 milliseconds. Is there a limit to how often clicks get processed by the OS? Or if not the OS, is there a hardware dependency?

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Guest [Entry]

The standard polling frequency for USB devices (including mice) is 125hz. However, it is possible to increase this frequency all the way up to 1000hz, so it may be possible to process clicks at that rate (Which would be every 1 ms).
Guest [Entry]

"I'd say that 10ms is quite fast enough already. We've all experienced a computer that's thrashing, paging, or just plain slow. If there is a hardware-imposed limit, or an OS-imposed limit, you'll probably never reach it.

The speed at which clicks get processed will vary depending on what else the computer is doing at the time."