Discussion in 'Audio' started by cavendishqi, Aug 16, 2012.
Hope it will help some people with VIA VT2021.
Thanks for your info and by using this link and comparing it to the link - http://realtek.info/pdf/ALC885_1-1.pdf
I see that the two chips are pin for pin compatable and it appears that you could replace the problematic VIA 2021 w the newer more mac friendly - realtec chip ALC885.
Now this brings up some questions as to the chips relationship with the bios UEFI - and support for the ALC885 when replacing the VIA w the Realtec - this is somewhat of an unknown - but as they are both conforming to the intel HD audio standard.
and that when it was done the OSX did work w speaker and mic with the new ALC885 chip - from the two ports on the rear of the MB ( not sure about HDMI though)
But sound in OSX and Linux do work -
It appears that the chip is available on ebay (what isn't now a days) for about 6 bucks -
Most of this information was obtained from this site :
By Henry ...
This makes a disapointing Gigabyte MotherBoard much more compatable to those of us that have this MB and want to build a Hack.
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