I've been having some issues over the past few days where all of a sudden I've been having CTDs only around the College of Winterhold.
I went through, updated my load order with LOOT, disabled all mods and went through one by one on a clean save and tried to find out what mod was causing the issues (only having RaceMenu, SKSE, and SkyUI active at all times), as I'd completed the whole CoW Questline in my main save file like four months ago.
As it turns out, SAM was the only one causing the CTDs, but I have no idea why. Still, it's really strange that it's only acting up now after so long.
Has anyone else been having similar issues or have any ideas about how to fix this problem?
It only happens when I attempt to enter/leave the Halls of Attainment, Elements, and Countenance, but nowhere else (The Midden, Midden Dark, Archmage's Quarters, Arcanaeum, and grounds). I did try to change the texture quality from HD to SD for SAM, as that was all I could think of, and that seemed to help at first, but unfortunately it did not last more than a couple of minutes.