Question HP Pavilion p6-2103w graphics card upgrade

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I am upgrading my parent old HP desktop and wanted to uprgade the graphics card but cant seem to get it to work. Every time i install the new card and fire it up, i get a blank screen and my monitor says no signal. I've tried disabling the on board graphics driver, ive uninstalled the onboard graphics drive but no luck. Any other suggestions? Note - i've upgraded the power supply to a 650W.

PC specs here https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03184328
Mobo specs here https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02978278
New graphics card specs https://www.cnet.com/products/xfx-radeon-r5-220-core-edition-graphics-card-radeon-r5-220-1-gb/
 
What's the last BIOS version/date of that HP desktop PC ? Are you using the latest version ? Have you also tried clearing/resetting all the CMOS/BIOS settings to default ?

Can you boot the same system, if you use the onboard/integrated graphics ? Can you check what does it say, under the Device Manager, "Display Adapters" setting, assuming you can boot your OS ?
 
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yes, i can boot the system using the integrated graphics. I have not tried clearing the CMOS.

BIOS Version/Date AMI 7.16, 3/23/2012

Display adapter is IntelR Graphics family diver version 8.15.10.2538

i reinstalled the drives as i try to trouble shoot, much easier to navigate. Tried to post a screen shot but the forum doesn't appear to let me.
 

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