#1. If this is a recent phenomenon(Month or two?), try un-installing then re-installing the latest(Recommended for your system) Adobe Flash Player, first! Worked for me!
Otherwise - I'm with you on "don't have the money" - ha! An option - IF you REALLY trust the website(???), is to turn-off(Exit) your virus protection(Not your firewall!) WHILE you are on that site - then turn it back on. VP can take a ton of your machines resources. I note you run SP2 --- some stuff may even have problems with that? Might want SP3? Can you upgrade to it? I don't remember..?
If you find yourself with a little money, you could also go to Crucial, Corsair or one of the other RAM makers websites, run their "find my RAM" app(To be absolutely sure it's the exactly right RAM!), and see if you could pickup another 512(Even 256) stick for an affordable price(50 bucks or even less?). A look at your Task manager, while something is NOT playing properly, may give you a hint as to what is being stretched - RAM or Processor or both? Just sitting here typing this, with nothing else "on", my machine, running a P-IV/1.8 mhz./756MB RAM, XP/SP3/Trend Micro VP, has 27 running services(It was almost 50 before I "manualed/disabled" a bunch)+ using 561 MB of RAM! Yeek! Need to come-up with some RAM coins, myself!
Speaking of money...... About 5 miles from my house, there's a guy who sells used laptops, and desktops when he gets them, most running Windows 7, correctly(Plenty of power!), for as low as 200 smackers. Nice, too! Gets them from a company that "leases" machines to businesses(They turn them in every so often for new ones, need 'em or not.). Maybe you have such a person near you.....? Worth a look.
Edited by Teddy G., 29 September 2012 - 10:11 PM.