Intel Rapid Start allows your computer to starup quickly from sleep.
Intel Smart Connect allows your apps to update even when your computer is asleep.
I doubt you have sleep enabled on your computer (please feel free to correct me), so these will not be useful.
I'm just curious though - do you get an error message when you try to install the software? Have you tried installing them from the manufacturer's website?
i havent changed any settings yet (been pretty busy)
is sleep mode a bad thing? whats the best way to disable it?
i tried to instal them from the disc that came with the motherboard
i didnt try the ASUS InstAll option because i didnt want a lot of the utilities
Intel Rapid Start = this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software
Intel Smart Connect = Platform Check Failed: Intel(R) Smart Connect device not found in Bios, or it is not enabled
ive got a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD