Sudden Frequent Crashes

Hi anyone,
I’ve recently run into some performance issues on Unreal Engine. I’ve just installed the free Kite Demo open world kit on my project and my performance has dropped drastically - to the point where it will no longer run reliably at all, and has started to crash frequently and randomly.

My specs are:

  • CPU: 2.6 Ghz Intel Core i7 6700HQ (quad-core, 6MB cache, up to 3.5GHz with TurboBoost)
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5 RAM), Intel HD Graphics 530
  • RAM: 16GB (DDR4 2133 MHz)
  • Storage: 256GB SSD; 1TB HDD (5,400 rpm)
  • Optical drive: External USB DVD-RW

Not sure if I’ve done this right (I am new to owning a gaming PC), but any information on the matter would be greatly appreciated.

That project requires at least 24GB of RAM to open properly