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You don't. an installed distro has a lot more running processes than a live cd. It also has a lot more features than a live cd. Pentium 2? 128MB of ram? Sounds like it should be pretty slow and be perfectly normal. You probably want to stick with the live cd, or pick a version of mandrake that's as old as the computer itself so it'll run faster. Or just use gentoo so you can compile it just for your computer.
I would agree, you're asking too much of your older PC to run KDE. You would be better off running an older version of Mandrake or finding a less resource intensive distribution. I spotted this post a while back with someone recommending DeLi Linux. Might be worth a look.