hey new user and welcome!
please try to look for correct forum next time, this post is best located for “Blender General” so therefore moved…
have you tried this thread?
It is weird that it doesn’t work after a few frames, unless your scene is needlessly complex it shouldn’t freeze
256Mb of memory is enough for blender, for most things. It is possible to use it all, but a good modeler will not [because they would try to make sure each poly adds some detail]
I guess you could ignore that part, it is to troubleshoot if you have the proper video drivers installed and working
essentially the major fix to most problems is two things:
upgrade your video drivers
change display color depth to 16 bit
intel integrated cards are INCREDIBLY slow at 32 [or 24, I haven’t seen one which supports 32] bit, and some other cards simply do not let blender start (this seems more of an issue on a mac).
I’ll try to clear up that part later today [there is more than just that part I have to look at]