very strange but finally got it to work!
instead of using the all in one package driver/CCC. i basically installed the CCC first and then the driver only (in this exact order). For some reason, if i install driver first, you'll get the resolution but you won't be able to isntall the CCC. If you install the CCC you'll have the CCC program but you can't open it until you install the driver afterwards. Took me alot of rebooting to figure it out. Hopefully ppl out there with the same problem can solve this annoyance