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Go to Google and do a search for "Linux Distro Chooser". It will give back a multitude of sites that will query you for your specifics needs, then suggest what distributions would fit those requirements.
You can also read up on various profiles at distrowatch, starting with their top ten list.
still don't want to buy used parts especiall over the internet
If you can't or won't increase the system's memory, well then, you've just limited yourself to only the lightest of distributions and window managers. The only reason adding more memory was suggested is because it gives you more options as to what you can run.
You've already been given information about finding lightweight distributions that might run on a system like yours, so continuing to ask about it here isn't doing any good.
Just sit down, check out some of the resources already provided, and simply choose a distro that you think might work for you. Worst comes to worst, you'll simply find that the choice you made was a bad one, and you can start over again with another distribution.