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Data Sheet for VIA VT2021 Codec

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Hope it will help some people with VIA VT2021.

cavendishqi

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.
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/standards/high-definition-audio-specification.html
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 -
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1x-New-Realtek-ALC885-QFP48-IC-Chip-/400273487437

Most of this information was obtained from this site :
http://blog.stuffedcow.net/2012/07/replacing-via-hd-audio-codec-chip/
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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