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Icing on the pipes coming from the radiator to the evaporator

It is a 2000 ford futura . The ac starts and cools a bit at low speeds , the moment the revs go up. cooling reduces and stops. When i popped the hood and started it, after a bit i saw ice forming on the pipes. and till it forms the cooling is there a bit. what should i do?

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