Yup, had a collection old PC´s, all broke here and there but ..... was able to make one out of it all running. As the memory is SDRAM all I have available max is 2 x 128MB PC133. The processor is a AMD Athlon 1700 and is up to the job.
Had a look a PCLinuxOS LXDE but that needs 384Mb min.
Stubborn as I can be, I installed it anyway and for a moment I thought: Hmmm, works well. But soon it became clear the 256Mb is just not enough and the performance slipped soon below usability.
Now then, Had a look at some very light distro´s but it became quickly clear that such in fact seems stuff for geeks only (jmho).
Once apon a time .... I think I read somewhere something about adding memory simply by a usb stick ..... Was it a dream or can someone pointing my out how to do so. Man, if that works I could add a lot of memory!!!
If not, this poor PC seems doomed to me.