I've played a vanilla game and my game still crashes BUT only in build mode. When I try to add walls or rotate the screen, it will go black....then come back up...I try again and it will go black and stop. I will wait and then it comes back up. I've gone to tech support and tried all they said, so what I want to know is if anyone else is having problems.
I've learned to live with that the game always crash when I exit it. Because it always manages to save first.
A few questions:
1. Does your computer fulfill minimum specifications for compatibility with the sims?
2. If yes, how long has it been acting up?
3. Is it very warm? If a laptop, is it almost burning hot somewhere? If it's not a laptop, does the fans go crazy?
Well my suspicion is the CC, since you have so much of it.
If you move ALL the CC out of the mod folder and then start a brand new game, does it still crash?
If not, add the cc back one at a time and try to start the game. Pain in the 🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸, but best way to check.
Do this. Rename your Sims 4 folder but don't delete it (I rename mine something like Sims 4 Backup). Then start a new game. That will help you start absolutely fresh with no cache files clogging anything up. If the game runs fine, put back in half your CC. If it doesn't crash. Take it out and put in the other half. If it crashes, then start eliminating from there (half at a time, they call it the fifty/fifty method, speeds things up a bit). If it doesn't crash, there may have been something else going on. I can't tell you how many times simply creating a new Sims 4 folder fixed things for me, though.
To alleviate the out of vram issue, try reducing the texture quality, view distance and antialiasing option from whatever it is you currently set and set it to low.
That's an issue with Origin. At one time they had fixed that in an update. Seems to be back.
Try posting in this thread so SimGuruNick and Arvin can have a look.