Update: I got a FPS limiter and tested it on 30 fps and the game did not crash, going to test at 60 and 120 and see if I can't get proper performance out of the game.
It was suggested by goosie on a different forum with this reasoning:
"If that game you're playing doesn't have a FPS limiter and if your computer and video card are relatively good, your video card can overwork itself by rendering at extremely high FPS rates, which doesn't do any good since you don't reap any extra benefits from having 200+ FPS. You just get higher running temperatures which decreases the lifespan of your video card. You could try to limit your FPS if it doesn't have an option in game by forcing vertical sync. "
I don't know if he's spot on or if its something else and the fps limiter is just a coincidence, but I hope this helps.