How to disable on-board graphics?

Anybody knows how to disable the on-board graphics of my MSI K7N420 Pro (nForce 420-D). The mobo manual doesn't say anything about this thing

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  1. bump

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  2. can't you do it in the bios?
  3. Try inserting a card, many chipsets simply disable the onboard graphics when a card is detected!

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  4. yeah you can do it in the BIOS

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  5. No, there's no option in BIOS to disable it.

    I don't have a card right now, but possibly I am going to have one very soon.

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  6. Try inserting a card, many chipsets simply disable the onboard graphics when a card is detected!

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  7. There should be an option that allow you to set AGP card display <b><font color=red>first</b></font color=red> (usually its name is <b><font color=blue>Initial Display First</b></font color=blue> in Advance chipset or Integrated Peripherals menu).

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  8. Yes, under "Integrated Peripherals" menu, there's an option named "Initial Display First". It lets me choose one of these two options- "PCI Slot" and "Onboard/AGP".

    Sounds like Crashman said, this mobo will disable onboard graphics when a card is detected.

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  9. previous experiences with MSI boards don't actually allow you to disable their onboard graphics, but as crash said, if you install a card, and plug your monitor into that, it'll take over your video functions

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