I have had problems with a lot of crashes. When i was on away missions and when I was in systems with a lot of asteroids like Kinjem system. I have tried to find out how to resolve this problem and spendt a lot of time on the forum. I saw this tread from a guy who has 2 screens attached to his computer. 1 big screen and a little screen. When he used the big one the game creshed alot. But on the little screen it was all fine.
I have a big screen to play on, and I crashed alot. I decided to give it a try with a smaller screen, and I could play in those areas that always made crash. I played 3 hours before going to bed, and no crash. I had 1 black screen, on the away mission on Starbase 24. But that was it.
If you have a lot of crashes, try to use a smaller screen. I was lucky to have one extra.
I hope this can help some o you.
I'm playing on a 32" 1080p tv with all the settings at max, including having post-processing on. Maybe it's your video card? or try updating the drivers on it, nvidia just released new drivers, 196.21. Hope all the problems are fixed by release so everyone can have as much fun as I am