I updated the video drivers. I let Nvidia's GeForce Experience app update and it got a lot better.
I worry about this industry. It has not shown much progress in drivers and such for over a decade.
it started early morning went to about 2:00 pm, the computer would lock up, freeze, I couldn't do anything with it, hold power button to shut it down, it would come back up running for a little while and do it again, screen would go black, and nothing... hold power button down shut it off, I unplugged it from the wall twice and let it sit for 5 minutes, start and do it again... screen would freeze could not click on anything it was stuck.. some time around 2:00 pm midwest time -- it's an Alienware R7 one week old... today is seems ok, three other people I know had similar problems yesterday 01-27-2018 all running win 10