im more interested in using my card at full capacity, i mean it really should according to specs and the amount i paid for, anything else that may work?
I don't know what that statement means ?
Are you referring to you putting 8X AA on in CCC ? If your not willing to test and provide more details, games, settings, results, how are we supposed to help you.
First off, that AA setting is a bad idea. You use CCC to FORCE AA in rare cases where the game does not have its own implementation.
A example is Starcraft II, anything over 4xAA brings AMD cards to their knees.