Gmod uses 100% memory during loading, causing a crash

Recently installed a modpack for a friend, and now whenever I try to start a server, it gets stuck on “Loading resources”, uses 100% of my memory and crashes my game. The issue is that I cannot tab out of the game after the crash, nor can I even do ctrl alt delete. I am forced to shut down my computer entirely. I even tried deleting all addons in the addons folder, and then loaded the game back up. (The addons reinstalled themselves, which is expected) That had no effect. I have also verified the integrity of the game files multiple times and that has also done nothing.

try running the 64bit/chromium branch

the stuff you have subscribed to is probably just too large for 32bit
(if you cant or that wont work your computer is too weak for that)