I've been browsing the official Total War forums for an answer to my issue, but it appears they're so inundated with crashes that it's hard to find anyone that has my exact problem.

I'm having crashes to desktop, seemingly at random. There's no replicatable cause I can find, just between 2-10 minutes of play and CTD.

It appears to have gotten worse after the patch.

Any ideas for what might be causing this/solutions?

I've already dropped the graphics to absolute lowest, just to make sure my system can handle it, and I've already verified files and reinstalled once. All drivers are up to date.

I knew I should have waited until at least a year after launch to buy a new Total War game.