Game Crashes randomly since a few updates ago

Anyone else getting this? It crashes at totally random times. Exits Rust totally and straight to Desktop. Never happened prior to a few updates ago.

AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.10GHz
16GB RAM
AMD R9 200 Graphics Card (drivers up to date)
Windows 7 64bit OS

I also used to be able to play Rust on regular, but now I have to run it in Direct X9 and get 45-50 fps. If I play regular Rust my FPS is around 12 and it’s waaaay too laggy to play.
Sadly, it crashes now though at random times. I would say about 2-3 times per hour of play.

Is this a memory leak or something?
Thanks for the help! I posted this on the Steam forums but you know how that goes.

Bump… this is still happening.