After New RAM, Slower Initially

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Hello,
I recently upgraded by MacBook with 2 matched 1GB sticks of Corsair RAM and boy, does it make a difference...after a while.
When I start up the computer, it's now slower than it was with the 512mb of stock memory. However, after running a few programs (which also take longer to startup than before - Firefox takes between 40 and 50 seconds to start), the computer speeds up quite a bit. It really flies - Word opens in less than 1/3 the time.
Is there something I should have done in software to allow better allocation of the RAM? Is this normal? If not, what can I do about it?
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