I am in bit of a trouble, I ordered 400 W PSU and nvidia 650 ti boost together and I received graphic card 8 days ago and PSU is still delayed due to shipping problem.Graphic card seller gives 10 days replacement warranty without company interference,So 2 days remaining and I just want to check 650 ti boost with older 280 w delta electronics PSU,it has no 6 pin PCI connector.Nothing is overclocked.Am I safe to try out? My specs
E-7500 C2D@2.93 GHz (Thermal design power 65 w)
3 GB RAM,320 GB HDD
No 280 watts is just too weak. Your just burn something out; dual molex to 6 pin cheater plugs are dangerous(if that's what your thinking).
You'll just have to wait for the new PSU. There must be some crappy jobs you've been putting off doing, around the house... good way to distract yourself and get something accomplished. As once you get gaming with a new GPU, it's always a while before "anything gets done".
The gpu will not run without the auxiliary power connected.
Even if it did, the chances are a mega low end 280w supply would fail immediately. Its so possible it could also melt and pass mains voltage into your pc and destroy it I wouldnt even attempt it.