Just for sag try adding to the swap partition. Go up to over a gig. I ran a PII with only 128meg of ram. It also had 4 meg shared video memory. I liked KDE on it. I have to admit that the other window managers were much faster though. But KDE was so much faster than WindowsXP and I didn't have anything to compare it with at the time. Anyway, speed and time are relative. Try raising the swap space and see if that doesn't go fast enough for you. The next step would be more memory.