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Power Mac G5 :: Dell Says Need To Update Display Drivers - How To Find

I'm running an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro graphics card with a Dell 24inch 2407WFP monitor, and my original purchase has run fine on my machine for almost 3 years. However, I recently ran into problems with the power button and Dell sent me a refurbished model that does not work when connected via VGA (works fine via DVI). They are trying to tell me that I need to update my drivers and refresh rate (they recommend 75 or 72hz) but they cannot instruct me on how to do this because I'm on a Mac. They told me to contact mac and see if they have any updates for my display drivers, as they are confident the problem is not the monitor, but the drivers.

I find it very interesting that my original has worked great since day one (no drivers necessary) yet this refurbished model would suddenly require updated drivers.

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