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Once you run Firefox or Chrome on any light distro it is no longer a light distro. Web browsers are the biggest problem for low spec hardware. Of course if you are using Gnome and a web browser like Chrome you are hitting about 2 gb of ram compared to Xfce where you might be at just a bit over or under 1 gb of ram with Chrome.
Had to look that one up!
"Parkinson's law of triviality is an observation about the human tendency to devote a great deal of time to unimportant details while crucial matters go unattended." ( https://whatis.techtarget.com/definitio ... keshedding )
Not the Crucial ram checker obviously!