Game using all of GPU/overheating to crash

I downloaded the game Feb 2020.

Running the game causes very high CPU usage and overheating. Stays at about average 79C and peaks in the high 80’sC until something causes it to spike higher and inevitably crash.

There is always these ‘mini’ freezes as well. My entire comp will lock up with the classic ‘rrrrrrrrrr’ audio from anywhere from 1-3 seconds. Sometimes it will lock up like this and wont unfreeze and I have to manually press my power button to shut it down.

Gigabyte GA-990X-Gaming SLI-CF
AMD FX-8350 8core 4.2Gh
Ripsaw 16G DDR3
2x Geforce GTX 1070 SLI


Have you tried to lower the settings? Does the issue stay?