Oscillator heats up rapidly?

Hi, my oscillator gets heated up really quickly and after awhile my program slows down. Is there anything that i can do?

I uses it to drive 2 motors with an Ardumoto driver control board.

Are you sure it's the oscillator and not the voltage regulator?

Schematic with all components and connections please; a scan / photo of a hand drawn one will do

MoleforBrain:
Hi, my oscillator gets heated up really quickly and after awhile my program slows down.

Sounds more like a job for an auto mechanic! :astonished: