Yes, I know. I'm still using the i586 version and I'm getting to like it. Runs smoothly. In fact, it even goes on with the saying "less is more".
To answer my question - no, it didn't do any damage to the system.
I'm using the memory that's plugged into the motherboard, but I'm using 30% of it. And I'm using the cpu, but only one core.
What happens with the rest of the cpu cores and rest of the memory?