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While it's neither here nor there, I'm curious as to why you would have bought a VGA only monitor in this day and age - just a mistake imho - particularly with Macs. Apple has been moving to all digital for a couple of years now and providing adapters to VGA only for backwards compatability.

Although, I would be in agreement that it is a HP issue. Just a quick search and I was able to find other reviews of this monitor with flickering issues. One of them said they lowered the resolution to 1280x768 which allowed them to raise the refresh from 60 to 75 hertz. Realizing that you say it's not really a flickering issue, I'd still give that a shot.

Am guessing you've already tried multiple vga cables, I would probably also go ahead and get another adapter to see if that solves it.

Personally, my best recommendation would be to sell that monitor and get yourself one with DVI input. Surely the time, aggravation and frustration you've put into this already would make it a worthwhile purchase.

The only other thing would be the video card on it's way out. You say you've tried other monitors without the issue, but you haven't mentioned whether you're using the same adapter and cable with them.

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