I'm so completely frustrated with this game crashing to the desktop! By the way, this is the only game that does this as I play everything with Ultra-High settings. Between these PC issues and all of the bugs and glitches I experienced on my PS4 (unable to access certain missions, deleting and reinstalling the game multiple times, playing through multiple times, trophies glitched), I don't even know if I can recommend this game to anyone anymore.
When it crashes to the desktop, it's throwing the very popular error (I have the GOG version, by the way):
EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (3221225477), Error reading location 0xfffffffc
I updated to the latest NVIDIA driver 381.89 and it takes longer to crash (15-20 min) but crash it still does.
I've tried removing overclock on GPU and CPU with no difference.
I have yet to try the recommendations listed in the articles below which I gleaned from this thread, but I also wanted some real gamer experience from you all:
Though, I don't think much of my components or platform makes much of a difference as you can see numerous people having these issues on Intel and AMD whether souped up or not, I will list them anyway...
AMD RYZEN 7 1700 8-Core
GIGABYTE AORUS GA-AX370-Gaming K7 mobo
SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 250GB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
ADATA Premier SP550 480GB SSD
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3 PSU
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2666
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition