Time Freezes then ram increses till my pc freezes

I was enjoying the game when the time suddenly stops even though its in fast-forward and my ram usage skyrockets from 5.6gb till my pc freezes and have to reboot

Steps to reproduce:

  1. load save
  2. send party 1 to fend off ogres
  3. wait for the ram to skyrocket

Expected Results:

Actual Results:

I put about 8 hours into the save
the save has 29 hearthlings and 3000 items (mostly in chests)
it only takes about 30 seconds from when the time freezes to when my pc freezes


Version Number and Mods in use:
no mods

System Information:
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080ti water force extreme edition
16gb ddr4 3000mhz ram

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