Each thing that you put on your system adds some more to the load that your system has to support. After a while there's been so much added that the system slows to a crawl. Also, each of those supposed "memory managers" adds it's share to the load that your system has to support. This also may explain the freeze ups - but there's other things that can also cause that.
In your case, 384 mB of RAM just isn't enough. Generally you'll need 512 mB of RAM (not to include what's shared with your video card) in order to function decently with XP. In order to cut down the time that you spend managing your memory, I'd recommend at least 1 gB of memory (as long as your system will support it).
A good free tool to check the status of your system is the Task Manager that's built into Windows (just hit Ctrl-Alt-Del to get to it). The Processes tab will show you what processes are running on your system and the Performance tab will show you all sorts of good stuff about your CPU and memory.
Try this free startup program manager to see what you can do to help out with the freezes: http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
(use the standalone version if you don't want to install it on your system).
If this doesn't solve the freezing problems for you - then I'd suggest that you start your own post so that we can concentrate on that.
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