PS - YES I already have it set to FAST in Mouse Properties and have the latest drivers.
Even with all of the settings maxed out at fast for the touchpad, if your initial movement on the touchpad is slow and smooth, it senses that you want more precision vs. distance & speed. Starting out with a faster pace slings it across the screen. On my 15" screen, if I go slow, the pointer may only make it 1/2 way. Larger screens might be more of an issue. I can't stand slow pointer movement & settings.